Excerpt from some WebOS analysis; also see this article for an estimate of how much money HP has lost on WebOS
As for those who bought TouchPad devices prior to the fire sale that started this weekend, DeWitt says that they will be taken care of, with more details to come from retailers and HP.
DeWitt acknowledged that HP could have done a better job of communicating its plans.
“I think the reaction to the news has been intense,” he said. “We have a lot of work to do in terms of communicating more clearly what was shared with the public last week.”
In other words, webOS may look mortally wounded, but HP insists it’s just a flesh wound.