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Old 08-18-2011, 09:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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In a shocking development, HP has announced that they plan to discountinue operations for webOS devices, to include the TouchPad and webOS phones. This leaves Apple, RIM, and Microsoft as the smartphone alternatives to Android, and that makes us sad. Nobody has the full details just yet, but whispers of licensing out the software or open-sourcing the entire project are already making the rounds, and we certainly hope that webOS isn't just left to die a horrible death on HP printers. What does this mean for Android is what we have to ask ourselves, and the jury is still out. With news of Google buying Motorola, and if HP does license out webOS to OEMs, things could get really interesting. We'll just have to what and see what develops.

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They are also no longer manufacturing computers.... To me, their old desktops was some really tough hardware to break.
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Interesting, according to a roumor site HP had a version running on the iPad that was twice as fast as there hardware.
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They are also no longer manufacturing computers.... To me, their old desktops was some really tough hardware to break.
Really? That's pretty surprising...where did you hear that?
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Really? That's pretty surprising...where did you hear that?
If you go to the Original Source you will see the press release from HP themselves. They say that they are looking to "spin off" the PC market in the future. Mind you it isnt something that will happen overnight or even sometime this year. But they are looking to get out of the PC making business. There is another article on CNN about it as well.
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I had read it on CNN.
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