Well that’s it people. HP is saying “so long and thanks for all the fish” to its much talked about iPad competitor.

Thrown in with some press announcements, HP has said:

“In addition, HP reported that it plans to announce that it will discontinue operations for webOS devices, specifically the TouchPad and webOS phones. HP will continue to explore options to optimise the value of webOS software going forward.”

With a release of August 15 locally and a death of August 19, this has been one of the shortest lifespans we’ve ever seen on a gadget.

HP Australia has yet to make an official statement on the matter, but we expect that the future of the TouchPad doesn’t look too bright.