HP TouchPad Go: the world's best non-existent tablet?

HP TouchPad Go: the world's best non-existent tablet?Things may have gone pear-shaped for the HP TouchPad and webOS since, but for a while there the TouchPad was taking on the iPad and co on an even footing, and we were even talking about the prospect of a smaller-screened version appearing – the 7in TouchPad Go.

There's not much chance at all of the TouchPad Go actually appearing now, of course, but WebOSNation has managed to grab a unit for review all the same to check out what might have been.

The TouchPad and the webOS operating system behind it may be ending 2011 without any kind of market presence whatsoever, but they've sure occupied plenty of our attention in getting there – as captured pretty nicely just a week or so ago in our HP TouchPad story.

Had things gone differently, though, we'd almost certainly have seen the release of the 7in TouchPad Go by now, given that HP had finished developing the smaller slate when it decided to pull the plug on webOS.

So it's completely for interest's sake that we point out WebOSNation's review of the lesser-spotted TouchPad Go, because good, bad or otherwise, you're never going to be able to buy one.

Still, it's an interesting aside if you're having a bit of trouble with how the real version of history panned out, and shows just how fine the line between success and failure can be.

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JanSt / MOD  Dec. 29, 2011 at 19:18

:(
Real shame how HP - and before that, Palm - botched it up. WebOS is really good. But first Palm messed up carrier support, then HP made some odd choices - such as really really p*swing off the few great app devs webOS had. Then the TouchPad saga, and oops, we just let the Pre3 disappear. Cheers.

jmarcelino  Dec. 30, 2011 at 01:45

I just want to know which open source license will WebOS come under. Why is taking so long, every day that goes by WebOS gets less interesting.

Hate companies that announce things but then clearly have not even set the basic groundwork.

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