HP yesterday announced plans to lay off 275 webOS team members, mostly engineers. The move comes as HP cuts costs after posting extremely poor financial numbers last quarter, and faces further financial troubles ahead of the launches of Windows 8, and an unclear future for webOS in the device market.
But you don’t care about that, you care about that we’re giving away a Palm leather case for your Palm Pre! We’re trying to make the best of a bad situation, because we like webOS… and we don’t like when HP cites the realities of an open-source project… as the explanation for drastic cuts. Seriously, Open webOS has a lot of promise and less employees working on it means more challenges for HP to make webOS a success.
Anyways, to enter, just post a comment. We’ll ship the HP/Palm leather case, form-fitted for the Pre, Pre Plus, and Pre 2 models as soon as we pick a winner. To cut costs on shipping, you’ll just be getting the case, no classic, signature Palm packaging included. Contest ends tomorrow, March 1, at 6:00 AM Pacific.
Legalese (also known as Giveaway Terms): Giveaway open to residents of the United States 18 years or older. Sorry, the lawyers said so, we don’t like it either… Entries will be randomly selected from the comments posted, and the winner will be contacted by email. Odds of winning are based on the number of entries.