Damn! Bad week for MS, the Slate is dead too!

Looks like my idea of Microsoft cozying up to HP to work on the Slate isn’t going to happen. Microsoft has been kicked to the curb and with the acquisition of Palm, HP is more interested in making the webOS the powerhouse behind and future tablets.

HP was very blunt on where it goes from here, saying it plans on "doubling down on webOS," meaning we could very well be looking at a webOS-based tablet in the near future.

Do you get the feeling Microsoft has been left holding the bag here? They have a tablet OS nobody wants. The tablet market is going to keep growing and Microsoft is going to be on the outside looking in.

Ouch!

If Dell gives MS the snub and chooses Google for their tablets then Microsoft will be totally locked out of the market.

Rumor: Hewlett-Packard Kills Microsoft Tablet Project (Slate)

So how funny is this, on the day that Apple is releasing their iPad 3G model, both the Courier and the Slate are dead and delayed products. Can you say huge sales day for Apple? There is no way they could have planned this better!

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