We’ve long surmised that WebOS’s days were limited but little did we realize how limited they were. From the press release:

HP reported that it plans to announce that it will discontinue operations for webOS devices, specifically the TouchPad and webOS phones. HP will continue to explore options to optimize the value of webOS software going forward.

This is part of a larger revamping of HP but the end result is that webOS appears to be moving towards possibly an open source model. Who knows if it goes like Android (free/open) or Windows Phone (paid) but I can only imagine that to keep it alive they let anyone who wants a crack at it put it on their hardware. For all of the things that webOS did well, it didn’t sell or get marketed well.

Let’s see how this plays out as they release more info.

9 COMMENTS

  1. Great news. Maybe MS will get it threw there thick skulls that WM7 will not survive either. Nokia is there only hope and if that fails, good ridens.

  2. “Great news. Maybe MS will get it threw there thick skulls that WM7 will not survive either. Nokia is there only hope and if that fails, good ridens.”

    What the hell are you smoking? How is it good if it fails? I’m assuming you’re just another idiot with an irrational hatred of Microsoft. But that was one of the dumbest damn posts ever made on this site.

    How can I take you seriously when you can’t even get the name right, and you can’t even speak English? It’s not Windows Mobile 7 you idiot. It’s Windows Phone, and it’s going nowhere. Microsoft is in this for the long haul. Besides, Windows Phone is a fantastic mobile OS.

    What an idiot!

  3. Joe, never argue with an idiot. He’ll just drag you down to his level, and beat you with experience.

    For instance, in the heat of your response to Rowdy, you said “Windows Phone is going nowhere.” I know what you meant, but the ambiguity could be embarrassing.

    Just sayin’…

  4. HP should’ve hired outside forward thinking consultant to produce a flagship phone. Only 1 device and compete based on a phenomenal single experience.

  5. Joe, you’re just a technical bitch. You act like I slapped your whore mother or slut wife/sister. How do you know they are in it for the long haul? Are you in their board meetings? You don’t know shit which makes you an idiot. I’m a long time reader of this site and I’ve been here before you and will be here after you leave. Go back to playing with your Star Wars figures in which you use your dick as a storm trooper you sick bastard.

    Ike, you are just sucking Joe’s dicks. I have nothing against being gay but if you want to lick his ass, do it on your time and don’t use me as an excuse to show your lust for each other. Get that man juice off your mustache

    It is just a freaking phone. Don’t get your panties all in a wad. Calling me names does no make MS phones better. You both are the real idiots to get wrapped up in something so small. I guess you can do that in a comment section when you are not man enough to call someone names in their face. Do you both use this site to be real men?

    If you want to rebut my comments, do it without calling names. As you can see from my previous paragraphs, anyone can be mean, even a so call idiot like me.

    BTW: Web OS users were saying the same good things about their operating system and you see where they are. It is good for web OS to fail. If it is not wanted, why throw money into something that will eventually discontinue (Windows mobile).

  6. “Joe, you’re just a technical bitch. You act like I slapped your whore mother or slut wife/sister. ”

    “Go back to playing with your Star Wars figures in which you use your dick as a storm trooper you sick bastard.”

    “Ike, you are just sucking Joe’s dicks. I have nothing against being gay but if you want to lick his ass, do it on your time and don’t use me as an excuse to show your lust for each other. Get that man juice off your mustache”

    Yeah, that’s really classy. You’ve just shown yourself to be the idiot we all knew you were.

    Your post was stupid. Using your logic, Microsoft should have dropped the Xbox considering the first console only sold a little over 24 million, and they lost a whopping 6 billion dollars on it. Now look where Xbox is. I guess Google should have dropped Android as well, considering it took a year for it to go anywhere. Windows Phone is not even 10 months old.

    “How do you know they are in it for the long haul? Are you in their board meetings?”

    Because they’ve said it you idiot. If you had any clue, and had been paying attention, you’d know this. They can’t afford to jump out of mobile now.

    “I guess you can do that in a comment section when you are not man enough to call someone names in their face. Do you both use this site to be real men?”

    Yeah, I’m sure you’re a real tough guy.

  7. “I’m a long time reader of this site and I’ve been here before you and will be here after you leave.”

    By the way, nobody here gives a toss how long you’ve been here, or how long you will be. That doesn’t mean you have a clue.

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