The Palm Treo was the first combination of a cell phone and minicomputer, way before the iPhone. The developer of the Palm Treo also was the innovator behind the Palm Pre, TouchPad and web OS, Ed Colligan along with Jon Rubinstein developed the concept of synergy for all social media.
Yesterday, we learned that HP was laying off many employees. Today, we learned that some team members that worked on webOS that became the open-source Enyo left HP to join Google. One departing team member is Matt McNully and reportedly the members "responsible for 99% of the code. This could be the good news for Android.
The Enyo blog reported that it is true that some members of the team have left the company but the majority of the engineering and leadership team remains, noting the core of Enyo is solid. Developers like the performance improvements and Enyo is in fact growing and replace the engineers who left and actually increase the size of the time.
Enyo is now an open source OS for mobile devices. The original webOS was developed by Palm for the Palm Pre. Palm was bought by HP. HP released the HP TouchPad 9.7" tablet last year and them blew them out in the best firesale of all time for as low as $99. There were many rumors that webOS would be sold instead it became open source and renamed Enyo.
The HP TouchPad is a very satisfactory tablet and can still be found for a price almost as good as its original fire sale. The tablet we called the ImmortaPad can now be bought online with 10" inch fast specs at an almost Kindle Fire price.
The MacConnection and PCConnectionExpress are showing refurbished 32GB Wi-FI HP TouchPads in stock for $209 with free shipping which is the cheapest we've seen, recently, for a tablet in the 10 inch realm.
The HP TouchPad because it as a non-metalic case has been used by doctors it in MRI chambers to serve data. The HP TouchPad appears in the Wireless and Mobile News' top tablets of 2011 and top trends of 2011.