IBM stops making WorkPad

In some ways it’s great when companies stop making products as it means they are constantly analyzing their business practicess and are not afraid to “cut” something – that’s not working out.
CNET: IBM plans to discontinue the WorkPad, its line of Palm OS handhelds, CNET has learned. Big Blue actually made the decision last year but has continued to sell its two WorkPad models because it has them in inventory, IBM spokesman Rick Bause said.
“Each year we take a hard look at our product line to make sure we are investing in the right areas and the right products,” Bause said. “These decisions allow us to focus on a streamlined set of product offerings and, more importantly, allow us to differentiate IBM PC products through investments in key technology areas, primarily wireless, security and manageability.”