RIP: TouchPad & Palm Pre
by Da'Von B.
Apparently HP will discontinue the TouchPad and stop development on WebOS device development, if they’re looking into optimizing the value of WebOS software looks as though licensing WebOS may be the new direction.
The conference call is currently taking place and on a recent quote by HP CFO “WebOS would require significant investment over the next five years, generating risk without clear rewards”, That’s gotta sting. If this is the case then as opposed to licensing WebOS (because their current sales pitch isn’t the greatest), HP may very well sell the IP to the highest bidder which will more than likely be Samsung or Apple.