Hewlett Packard has just announced that they are going to open source their webOS mobile platform.
The company recently had declared that they were moving out of the smartphone market and would be focusing on Windows based Tablet PCs.
HP has now indicated that they might consider launching products in the future based on the webOS platform. Tablets are a real possibility. Though it is unlikely to happen in the near future.
Looks like HP is going to wait and see if the open source community responds to the webOS platform and it becomes popular enough to deserve new hardware models!
HP TouchPad was not a commercial success but it remains in high demand now after the company decided to sell off the remaining units in stock at heavy discounts.