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And The Tablet Scene Only Gets Worse: HP Throws In Towel

August 20th, 2011 · No Comments · Hardware, News, Software

I loved my Palm Pilot.  I loved my Palm Treo Smart Phone.  I really liked my Palm Pre Plus Smartphone in spite of the fact that the number and quality of apps never compared to Apple.  It’s a sad day with the demise of webOS, the Palm phones, and especially the HP TouchPad (which runs; oops, ran WebOS).  After not even two months on the market (and after almost immediate price cuts), HP has abandoned the HP TouchPad tablet and may be exiting the PC business altogether.  This article from Adrian Kingsley-Hughes of ZDNet gives details.  Yes, I feel sorry for those consumers who purchased TouchPads and wonder why it is so easy for a company to mislead consumers.  The moral of the story is to be careful when plunking down your hard earned money on new gadgets; it might not be worthwhile to be one of the first to purchase a new-to-market item.

~mary anne
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