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Originally Posted by tholap
c) The HP management that made this decision(probably a half dozen management layers up from WebOS products) doesn't care either way, everyone below them are getting slammed from 100 different directions. It sounds like they are prepared to write the entire thing off (maybe even assuming even at $99 they wouldn't sell - regardless on how much they lose it doesn't matter the decision is made to exit the market, HP is big enough that in the grand scheme of things it doesn't matter).
I hope someone buys WebOS but I really can't think of who would at this point, I hope more that HP will just release the source, though that's probably even a more remote possibility.
Whatever the reason it's not going to stop me from trying to get a Pre3. And I am still waiting patiently on the TPs I ordered from HP SMB last weekend, the "estimated ship date" has come and gone without them shipping and no communication from HP. I waited on hold two days ago for 5 hours to talk to someone only to run out of time and they closed shop for the day, and their voicemail was full. Not going to call back till next week. I'm in no rush as long as I get the product, my 32GB TP works fine.