After seeing that tweet by Richard Kerris, I had to check out the link for myself. Sure enough, Mobile Magazine reported it, including pictures. The first thing that came to my mind was, Is this the end for webOS?
Having had my Palm Pre since July of 2009, I’ve grown a great attachment to webOS. It’s my favorite mobile OS. There were talks of HP killing it off, but no one would expect it to come this soon. While there hasn’t been any official statements from the higher-ups themselves, I’ve got a lump in my throat. Hopefully, though, this isn’t the end.
A couple of months ago, HP announced they were no longer going to make phones or tablets for webOS. On August 18th, to be exact. (This was actually the date for a NYC webOS dev and fan meetup. Go figure.) So, this really shouldn’t be much of a surprise to me. Maybe it’s my dislike of (in my eyes) negative change. Seeing the things you’ve come to know and love finally fade away after being told they would eventually fade away is never easy.
In the coming weeks, or in the words of HP, “In the coming months,” we may have some concrete information on what will happen to the little OS that could. Until then, I will hold my Pre and Touchpad close to my heart. And cry.