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    To this day j still can't fathom why hp would pull the plug on webos devices so quickly ESP when they have a few products that were going to be released imminently.

    Something just doesn't add up.

    Hp and Microsoft are like peanut butter and jelly. Is it possible that hp and microsoft struck some kind of deal to stop webos hardware, sell webos and it's patents to microsoft, and therefore wipe out a competitor for microsoft and at the same time regain a valued hardware company and a whole bunch of patents to continue to chip away at google and apple? Hp wins by saving the money needed to invest in webos and gets a new os in windows 8 that it can use in it's tablets etc?

    Thoughts?
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    No offense but there is no evidence that HP under Leo put thought into anything. To think there was some kind of strategy or conspiracy is simply way beyond his thought capacity.
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    To this day j still can't fathom why hp would pull the plug on webos devices so quickly ESP when they have a few products that were going to be released imminently.

    Something just doesn't add up.
    I think it's largely straight forward - Leo and the Board aren't interested in consumer tech - WebOS was bought by his predecessor and when it failed to sell, it gave him the excuse he needed to kill it.

    I think that they were going to announce it later but were spooked into it when news of the PSG sale was leaked.
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    also remember, windows mobile Os uses the same computer languages as webos..and microsoft almost immediately recruited webOS devs after the apocalypse.

    for hp, not much strategy involved. Make the most money from webos as possible (sell it), avoid the added cost needed to continue to develop it and its ecosystem) and save some of the headaches of continuing with its own OS by using microsoft's with whom it is very comfortable with.
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    and save some of the headaches of continuing with its own OS by using microsoft's with whom it is very comfortable with.
    Plus windows 8 completely killed any chance that WebOS could make any impact on PCs which was another aspect of their strategy.

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