First Google buys Motorola for its patents (along with other things as Tested pointed out) and today HP announced they’re already giving up on WebOS devices.
HP bought Palm and WebOS in 2010 for $1.2 billion. A year and a handful of months later, HP announced they’re discontinuing WebOS devices. Folks thought HP would have the patience with WebOS and the HP Touch Pad, but it turns out they did not.
They couldn’t even wait more two months!
They released the 16GB and 32GB HP TouchPad on July 15th, and the 64GB version yesterday for Europeans. Bananas to think they went from “we’re getting into the tablet and mobile business” to “we’re considering exiting the consumer computing business altogether”.
I don’t care about HP’s computing products. I owned one of their HP Compaq laptops in college and wasn’t impressed with its longevity. I do appreciate their other products like their LaserJet printers and NAS products. But to be perfectly honest, if they stopped producing those two product lines tomorrow, I wouldn’t lose any sleep over it.