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.