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HP kills off webOS hardware, dreams of the Opal are dead

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Oh no! Today is a sad day for all of you webOS fans. HP today announced the discontinuation of all things webOS hardware, and our beloved (yet unreleased) Opal/Touchpad Go is part of that. 

Let's give a bit of background into why the mobile operating system from Palm is such a big deal to the Pocketables team and me: the Touchpad Go would've been a 7-inch tablet. And it would've been running webOS, which means there would've been a decent app catalog and some serious multitasking, as well. 

Unfortunately, that's not coming from HP. There hasn't been any information on the software side of webOS, but it's for certain that HP is no longer continuing their hardware or software development themselves. Others could certainly take hold, but we're pretty certain it won't be for a long (sad) time. 

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Calob Horton

Calob Horton is an associate editor at Pocketables. He loves all technology, no matter which company it comes from. This unbiased view of the tech world allows him to choose the products that best fit his personal needs and tastes: a Microsoft Surface Pro, a Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and a third-gen iPad.Google+ | Twitter | More posts by Calob | Subscribe to Calob's posts

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One thought on “HP kills off webOS hardware, dreams of the Opal are dead

  • Avatar of Doctacosa

    Curses! That whole thing looked so promising! I was looking forward to them polishing up their ecosystem, and I was considering getting the HP Pre 3 and a Touchpad Go! It looks like I’ll have to think again about my options for my next phone, since I don’t want to go the Apple way.

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