Basically they are consolidating the boring, profitable, but shrinking parts of the company so they can focus on their vital work of failing to find anything else they can do well.
Hey HP: when you sell things at 75%+ discount, they are often popular. Nobody was buying them before that though.
“The speed at which it disappeared from inventory has been stunning. We have decided to produce one last run of TouchPads to meet unfulfilled demand.”
— A statement from Hewlett-Packard • Revealing that the company’s late-round success with the HP TouchPad was enough that they’re going to produce more of them and sell them at fire-sale prices. Which is hilarious, and tells us all that the decision to stop selling them was perhaps a little too rash. Good work, HP! source (via • follow)