HP TouchPad is dead.
HP is transforming and announced today that this involves killing off webOS hardware including the TouchPad webOS smartphones. HP says that the devices have not met internal milestones and financial targets. HP will continue to explore options to optimize the value of webOS software going forward.
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HP is also looking to spin-off or sell the personal systems group. HP also announced today that they are acquiring Autonomy for $10 billion. So there is a lot going on over at HP. Whatever the plan is it is sad to see webOS die. Sure HP will look to license webOS, but honestly if HP is not behind it why should others. The only option would be if the sell webOS completely to somebody else. This would though also mean again delays. The HP Palm acquisition already took a lot of momentum out of webOS. Another acquisition might as well kill it.
So if you have bought an HP TouchPad in the last days, I suggest to return it. It is a dead end.