HP kills WebOS platform

HP kills WebOS platform

By Mat Bettinson

August 19th 2011 at 10:22AM

Sweeping transformation at world's largest PC maker

In a shocking about face, tech giant HP has killed off the WebOS platform including the newly launched TouchPad tablet and the Pre range of smartphones which have only just gone on sale in the UK this week.

HP has given  the strongest signal yet that it intends to distance itself from hardware and gamble on greater success in the enterprise software and services markets.

That world's largest PC maker said that the firm would not only exit the fledgling WebOS mobile hardware business, but also explore the disposal of its Personal Systems Group (PSG), the business unit that manufactures PCs and notebooks.

Further details can be found over at PCR