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HP is laying off up to 525 staff from its global webOS hardware biz, according to reports. The tech titan confirmed last month it is shuttering the unit that produced the ill-fated TouchPad and Pre3 devices. “As communicated on 18 August, HP will discontinue the development of webOS devices within the fourth quarter of fiscal …

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  1. Thomas 4

    Riiiight.

    Someone needs to tell HP that "cutting edge" tech doesn't actually involve an axe.

    1. Voland's right hand Silver badge

      Actually it does

      525 staff? On hardware only? To produce a couple of phones a year?

      How many of that were "programme directors", "R&D managers" or various "facilitators" (most facilitating pocket tennis)?

      The axe is probably a little too late here

  2. CmdrX3
    Meh

    and there you have it...

    The sad reality behind everyone's excitement at trying to pick off a cheap tablet.

  3. asdf
    FAIL

    wow

    So basically they have gotten at least several months long severance. Anybody who was working a product team competing with a me too product against the IPAD2 had to know this was coming sooner than later. Too bad it actually is a decent product at the $250 to $300 price point.

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