I am surprised that they lasted this long...
The quality of their office printers collapsed around 2000-2003 and onwards. Then they jammed the price up on them. By the time they'd finished 'cutting costs' the things had all the structural integrity of a '79 Alfasud and half the appeal.
The less said about WebOS the better. Arguably better UI than iDiotOnSlab and An-drone (which lets face it isn't exactly rocket magick). Built in security features (like BB OS and Symbian). Good hardware. So, of course, it had to be killed.
Computer models and ranges that bore more resemblance to a GPS co-ordinate than something a customer would be able to remember (always assuming that between the time the customer saw it in the catalogue and the time they finally managed to get hold of a sales drone it hadnt been replaced by something entirely different, and even less suitable).
No-one has mentioned what they did to Compaq - Hewlett Pointless gutted the quality there too - the servers used to be one of the better offerings. Now they're the server equivalent of the little known and even less loved ARNA (the only collaboration in history to multiply the worst points of both companies into something truely mind numbingly dismal. At least until Compaq/HP that is)
Its a shame that there seem to be so many US CEO's who went to the same 'lose as much money, customer goodwill, and repeat business as possible and you're a success' school of business.
Nokia have been saddled with one. (Note to Nokia: 90% of your smartphone customers dont want Windows Zombie. This should be a hint to give up on it and beg/plead/steal the Symbian and Meego people back).
HP have been saddled with at least two and probably three, the way this one is going.
Sad to see once good companies taken out, tied to a post, and shot.
Its even more depressing when its the people tasked to run the companies are doing the shooting.