Tracking the downfall of Palm and webOS

The rapid descent of Palm from smartphone stalwart to a forgotten division inside computing giant Hewlett-Packard is now a familiar tale. The company lost its way as smartphones became more advanced and Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone was introduced. Palm tried to regroup with webOS, a flashy and intuitive operating system that was widely praised by analysts and the technology community but not loved by consumers. HP purchased Palm for $1.2 billion and tried to revive webOS only to turn the platform into an open-source project. In an in-depth feature, The Verge charts Palm's course from smartphone kingpin to its current existence as part of HP. Article