HP TouchPad tablet and smartphones discontinued
August 19, 2011 1 Comment
Hewlett-Packard Co. is exiting the personal computing business it helped create.
The biggest seller of desktop and laptop computers said it’s going to ditch its smartphones and TouchPad tablet computers. HP is also considering spinning off its PC operations.
The plans amounted to moving away from the personal computer business and focusing in on writing corporate software.
HP began as a garage startup and helped establish Silicon Valley as a major technology center.
The company had hoped its TouchPad tablets would rival Apples iPad. But the tablet and corresponding smartphones, Palm Pri, Pixi and Veer have seen little interest by consumers.