The plot thickens: Earlier today, HP said they want to split their software and hardware business, and now they want nothing to do with WebOS hardware. This is on the heels of another quote from HP, stating that they want WebOS to be transferred to more hardware.
The exit from hardware is dramatic, seeing as they had possibly the best iPad competitor on the market. Clearly, their business plan is taking a different turn. This is a big win for Apple today, but it gives a chance for other tablet makers to step up.