HP to “discontinue operations for webOS devices”

This is not good news for those who love the webOS platform. Rumours circulated today the HP was going to spin off their PC business to Autonomy Corporation. In a press release just minutes ago they stated that they’re “in discussions with Autonomy regarding a possible offer for the company”… but the bigger news in mobile for HP is their webOS platform. HP saved/purchased Palm months ago and also gobbled up their incredibly intuitive webOS platform. However, the press release sheds light on it’s gloom future:

“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.”

With this news we’ll probably see webOS being licensed out to various manufacturers.
More soon (hopefully).

Source: MarketWire