23206980 submission Submission + - HP Spinning off WebOS and Exiting Hardware Busines Submitted by Unknown Lamer on Thursday August 18, 2011 @03:45PM Unknown Lamer writes: "A number of readers submitted rumors about a few announcements HP was to make today. Now that has actually happened and the news looks grim. For starters they are exiting the tablet and phone market and repositioning webOS for use in appliances and vehicles. They also confirmed they are in talks to acquire Autonomy. Finally, they are considering exiting the PC hardware business entirely in order to focus on their software business."