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[TC]It’s Official: HP Kills Off webOS Phones And The TouchPad

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In the hours leading up to their Q3 conference call later today, HP has just confirmed that they will be discontinuing operations surrounding the TouchPad and all webOS phones.

To quote their press release:

HP reported that it plans to announce that it will discontinue operations for webOS devices, specifically the TouchPad and webOS phones. HP will continue to explore options to optimize the value of webOS software going forward.
http://techcrunch.com/2011/08/18/its...-the-touchpad/
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HP blows. The form factor blows. The OS is amazing, but the devices it's on are horrible.
HP really needs to license it out, but then again. It's a little bit too late for that.
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After abysmal sales, I'm not too surprised...
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All the reviews I've read about it are that it's the exact same OS that used to be on the Palm Pre. With very few changes from when it was first released.
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Ha, I remember when the Palm Pre was supposed to be the iPhone killer. That didn't last very long. I did, however, hear that it was very good at cutting cheese.

In any case, WebOS was good, but just never caught on, with Android becoming the main competitor to the iOS. In my opinion, three's a crowd in the cell-phone market.
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All the reviews I've read about it are that it's the exact same OS that used to be on the Palm Pre. With very few changes from when it was first released.
They didn't just kill the Touchpad, they killed off webos!
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All the reviews I've read about it are that it's the exact same OS that used to be on the Palm Pre. With very few changes from when it was first released.
Sad, but true. It was poorly optimized for the tablet.

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Ha, I remember when the Palm Pre was supposed to be the iPhone killer. That didn't last very long. I did, however, hear that it was very good at cutting cheese.

In any case, WebOS was good, but just never caught on, with Android becoming the main competitor to the iOS. In my opinion, three's a crowd in the cell-phone market.
What're you talking about? Blackberry's OS has always held a good bit of traction in the mobile OS market and Windows Phone 7 is on the incline.

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They didn't just kill the Touchpad, they killed off webos!
Incorrect. You didn't read the whole article.
They're thinking about what to do with WebOS.
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I'm not happy with this news. Now I have 24 hours to decide whether to keep my HP TouchPad, which I really like, or return it and throw that money towards Philote II.
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I'm not happy with this news. Now I have 24 hours to decide whether to keep my HP TouchPad, which I really like, or return it and throw that money towards Philote II.
Return it, IMO...With support on a non-existent support system announcing it's going down...Yeah, return that sucker like...NAO.
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I'm not happy with this news. Now I have 24 hours to decide whether to keep my HP TouchPad, which I really like, or return it and throw that money towards Philote II.
Bro, there is some good Android alternatives out there.
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