HP is considering a spin-off of its PC unit and killing its tablet and phone models in an aggressive bid to retool itself.
One the worst potential casualties is the innovative WebOS, the operating system HP inherited when it acquired
Palm for $1.2 billion a year ago. Critics picking on Palm or HP hardware rarely found fault with the operating system itself. HP bosses reportedly told employees that the company
was still standing behind WebOS, even after the bombshell announcements this week. But with no hardware to run on and a strategic shift away from portable devices, the future is cloudy
for this once-promising platform. Here's a look at some of its breakthrough features.