I suppose Apotheker gave the Palm/WebOS guys a chance, and let them get the TouchPad on the market. But apparently their chance was a one-strike-and-youâ€™re-out opportunity to gain traction in the market immediately. But the TouchPad didnâ€™t get any traction immediately, so, boom, thatâ€™s it, Apotheker is done with them. […]
I get the feeling the Palm/webOS guys wanted more time to fine-tune the TouchPad. But Apotheker, the guy who stated with much bravado that HP wouldn’t release a product that isn’t perfect, pushed it out anyway knowing it wasn’t ready. He wanted webOS to strike out. Which makes sense for an ex-SAP CEO focused on enterprise software and consulting.