HP webOS smartphone dead or alive?

Awhile back, HP was rumored to be working on an all touch interface webOS smartphone to compete with the EVO, but AT&T did not favor the phone because it did not have LTE—thus HP pulled the plug.

Awhile back, HP was rumored to be working on an all touch interface webOS smartphone to compete with the EVO, but AT&T did not favor the phone because it did not have LTE—thus HP pulled the plug. 

 HP webOS smartphone dead or alive?

Transparent House, a design firm that worked with HP on the rumored phone, uploaded a demo video of the phone to Vimeo nine months ago, and left the video live up until now.  The video is no longer available on the Transparent House’s Vimeo channel, which then begs the question why are they deciding now to remove the video?

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About a year ago, rumors of an HP webOS smartphone, code named “Stingray”, surfaced that looked eerily similar to that of the Transparent House Vimeo upload.  HP’s aspiration for the smartphone market through webOS ultimately failed, and the company decided to discontinue all webOS operations last year.

It's clear that HP has no intention of reviving the forsaken webOS hardware development, therefore, the removal of the video from Vimeo may be due more to HP’s desire to not have to deal with the press’ inquiries about the possibility of a webOS resurrection.  That said, we have reached out to HP and Transparent House regarding the removal of the video, but no one is available to comment on the matter.

WebOS is practically dead, but we'll keep you all posted if we get confirmation of a possible HP webOS revival.