Thursday, August 18, 2011

HP dumps webOS

Just yesterday I wrote that it was time I come to terms with the reality that Palm/webOS was dead, and today HP announced it is discontinuing its webOS operations;feature-roto


Now that Microsoft has bought Nokia and Google has bought Motorola, is there a hardware company out there that is smart enough to make webOS competitive?
James Kendrick at ZDNet suggests that HTC, cornered by the prospect that Google's purchase of Motorola leaves them on the outside looking in, should grab webOS. An internet search will also show plenty of banter suggesting RIM, on the ropes but with a hoard of cash, should buy webOS.
A "strange week in tech", indeed.