Just after announcing plans to offload its PC group, HP (NYSE: HPQ) said it would stop making WebOS devices. Why the moves? For starters, the TouchPad tablet had a disappointing debut and the WebOS devices have had dismal sales. For a better understanding of the history of HP and WebOS — including when the platform first made its debut as part of Palm amid high expectations — check out our timeline in links, embedded below:
January 8, 2009: Palm Announces Palm WebOS At CES, Also Palm Pre
March 9, 2009: Palm Moves To Bolster Capital
March 10, 2009: Palm Increases Public Offering, Sets Pricing
March 19, 2009: Earnings: Palm Says Forget The Huge Losses, Focus On The Pre
May 19, 2009: Sprint Confident That Palm Pre Will Be A ‘Blockbuster’
June 3, 2009: All The Ways The Palm Pre Could Fail
July 6, 2009: The Palm Pre May Or May Not Be Meeting Expectations
September 23, 2009: Is Nokia Interested In Palm? Palm’s Stock Soars On Rumors
September 24, 2009: Palm Raises $359.9 Million; Confirms Handset Launches
November 13, 2009: Is Nokia Eyeing Palm?
February 2, 2010: Analyst Predicts Bright Future For Palm’s WebOS
February 24, 2010: What’s Palm’s Next Move?
March 19, 2010: Palm’s Stock Dives As Analyst Downgrades Target Price To $0
April 9, 2010: Is HTC Interested In Palm?
April 14, 2010: Hedge Fund Manager Falcone Buys Stake In Palm
April 19, 2010: RadioShack Gives Up On Palm
April 28, 2010: HP Buys Palm For $1.2 Billion
April 28, 2010: HP’s Immediate Plan For Palm: Invest
April 29, 2010: Palm’s CEO Jon Rubinstein Letter To The Troops
June 21, 2010: Palm Cuts Price Of Apps In Half
July 1, 2010: Palm Officially Becomes Part Of HP
August 30, 2010: HP Hires Former HTC Executive To Help With Palm Acquisition
February 9, 2011: Will HP’s Three New Devices Be Enough To Help It Crack The Market?
August 5, 2011: HP Takes $100 Off The Price Of The TouchPad, Is That Enough?
August 10, 2011: HP Permanently Cuts Price Of TouchPad By $100
August 17, 2011: Consumers Taking Hands-Off Approach To HP’s TouchPad At Best Buy