Wow. 3 months seems a ridiculously short time to give WebOS the chance to gain traction. I’d have thought 3 years would make more sense – get second generation product out based on lessons learned.

Seems to me this is as much as a strategic change for HP as a tactical one in response to lacklustre tablet sales, especially when viewed together with their announcement that they’re looking at options for offloading their PC business.

Also shows how prescient Mr Jobs was when the iPad was launched.

Daring Fireball

HP’s Eric Candor, three months ago:

“In the tablet world, we’re going to become better than number one. We call it number one plus.”

HP press release today:

In addition, 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.

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