Now instead of selling its failed WebOS division, HP is actually going to kill it. Today the Guardian reported that sources inside to HP said that HP will be killing WebOS entirely instead of selling it. Its staff with either be moved to a different division within HP or let go, the paper reported.
After the failed business model that made HP to drop the touchpad price to a mere $99, HP is now in plans to kill WebOS. It was also reported that HP will instead keep its PC division intact and alive which contradict the rumors of HP wanting to kill the division. There are currently about 500 people working on WebOS, but several high-level members of the division have recently left.
HP bought Palm in 2010 for $1.2 billion in order to acquire the WebOS platform. HP decided to stop production of all WebOS-based hardware after bad sales.