Hewlett-Packard this week announced a fundamental shift to its business model this week when it acquired Autonomy for $11.7 billion and announced its plan to axe all of its WebOS products and perhaps spin off its PC business.
That said, the HP TouchPad is now another iPad competitor that’s seen an early death – which really isn’t that surprising given that HP was blindly following Apple into territory it was ill-equipped to traverse. Indeed, that’s a problem most companies have. Instead of working to their strengths and innovating independently, they simply follow Apple’s lead.
Case in point: Check out what tablet computers looked like before the iPad and what tablets look like post-iPad.