19 Aug '11, 1am

HP discontinues webOS lineup

HP discontinues webOS lineup

HP Discontinues TouchPad and webOS Lineup HP has announced the discontinuation of the TouchPad as well as mobile devices carrying the webOS operating system. It was only four months ago when HP acquired Palm for a whopping fee of US$1.2 billion. Since then, HP has made feeble efforts to revive the 'post-Palm' operating system. First came the Veer 4G phone. Then came the 9.7-inch TouchPad tablet, which was similarly met with little enthusiasm from the consumer crowd. Officially released in June, the TouchPad has finally breathed its last gasp after only a brief two-month tenure on retail shelves. "Our TouchPad has not been gaining enough traction in the marketplace," says HP CEO Leo Apotheker . "We have made the difficult but necessary decision to shut down the WebOS hardware operations." Although Apple's name was not mentioned, Apotheker blamed "significant competition" fo...

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