Ok I hear that HP wants to cut the losses from hardware and focus on the webOS.
If that is true, they can easily continue to release pre3 touchpads etc and allow it to sell at $99 or $199 and get the user base out there. then keep support the OTA updates and publicly declare that they will look into licensing after these 3 products.
This would not upset developers and infact get them excited. tell the developers stay tuned for hardware partners while they sell out cheap hardware. Just don't drop a bomb and say it's discontinued.
What happened just shows HP has bad management.
HP is not the best at hardware we should all know by now, nor are they good at marketing.
hope PSG webos GBU survives.