Yup, HP will kill off the TouchPad. No surprises here. When I reviewed it here (http://www.k12opensourceclassroom.org/?p=1314), even the title of my post, ‘Not FTW’ indicated the issues with this product. From the sluggishness of performance to the less than intuitiveness of the OS, I did not then expect a lot out of it. It does surprise me that HP wants to spin off the entire tablet and desktop lines though. We actually use HP ProCurve’s networking equipment, so maybe they want to focus on it, but it does surprise me when they are the leading desktop manufacturer in the world.
This just shows the tablet race is a two horse race: Apple and Google. iOS and Android. No room for WebOS, Windows, or RIM. So let’s see what happens now with this race, with Google’s recent acquisition of Motorola for their patents and the ‘Axis of Evil’ consortium purchasing patents. Regardless, one has already bitten the dust.