Just to clarify, we noted that the hardware will not be made but lots of sites are taking this as the death of webOS. Not the case. Here’s a tweet from HP:
Richard is the HP VP Worldwide Developer Relations webOS and this is consistent with their earlier statements. HP is leaving the hardware business – both for PCs and webOS so they need a new hardware partner for their software. Should be plenty of people pissed at Google over the MotoGoo thing to find one or two interested enough in webOS. I still think the OS dies in time…but not today. In the time it takes to get new partners and work this stuff out the market will keep expanding beyond it, just as it has over the last few years and these setbacks just keep adding nails to the coffin.