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post #21 of 49
I never much liked webOS, I think mainly due to the fact that there were so few applications for it compared to Android, iOS, WM/WP7.
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post #22 of 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by AllyOmega View Post
Ha, I remember when the Palm Pre was supposed to be the iPhone killer. That didn't last very long. I did, however, hear that it was very good at cutting cheese.

In any case, WebOS was good, but just never caught on, with Android becoming the main competitor to the iOS. In my opinion, three's a crowd in the cell-phone market.
People had your same opinion in the console market.
    
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post #23 of 49
Can't say I'm surprised, though I would have liked to see HP do a little more with it. I guess they're not completely done with it yet, we'll see what happens.
post #24 of 49
I'd hate to be anyone who purchased a Touchpad expecting it to hit it off big and too late to return it.
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post #25 of 49
wait. that mean palm pixi cell phone cant get a update,etc? and does verzion support hp to cut the operation for these phones and tablet? no texts, internet?
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post #26 of 49
HP is also looking to spinoff or sell its entire PC division and leaving the consumer market for good.
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post #27 of 49
Really disappointed. I love trying new platforms, and I was just waiting for a good sale on the touchpad. Now? It would have to be crazy low for me to consider. Which they just might do...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mbudden View Post
Incorrect. You didn't read the whole article.
They're thinking about what to do with WebOS.
Unfortunatly, I can't see what they can do with it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by BizzareRide View Post
This is good news for WP7 because WebOS' niche market will almost certainly convert to WP7.
How is everything in almost every mobile thread a good thing for WP7? This thread doesn't have much to do with it. Why would they convert to WP7? WebOS was based on multitasking, and many WebOS users were into the "hacker" side of things. Honestly, that does sound like Android to me over WP7.

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-Less competition
Really? Every major Android handset maker except Motorola makes Wp7 devices. Not only that, They add nokia to the mix, the "Chosen Son" of WP7. That doesn't (yet) exist on android.

Quote:
So many factors lending to WP7's success... I can't wait!
That may or may not be true, but they have nothing to do with this thread.

Quote:
Originally Posted by AllyOmega View Post
For now. It seems that they're considering still doing something with WebOS, maybe they'll sell the Palm name along with the rights to the OS?
After they announced how unprofitable it was and they don't want anything to do with it? Not the smartest move to make before a sale.

Quote:
Originally Posted by BizzareRide View Post
WP7 is expected to overtake iOS by 2015...
God, not that statistic. You realize, at the time it was made, there was nearly as much time to wait for 2015 as there was time passed since the first iPhone release? My point, nobody has a freaking clue what will happen in the next years with mobile OS's. Think of how things have changed for Apple, RIM, Windows Mobile, Palm, and Android in the last few years. Do you think someone speculating a few months after the iPhone 2G launch could have seen the market today?

Don't listen to predictions talking about 4 years in the future. They are little more than blowing smoke.
    
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post #28 of 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by mbudden View Post
Incorrect. You didn't read the whole article.
They're thinking about what to do with WebOS.
Incorrect? hmm.. No tablets or phones with Web OS? then what other ventures are there? I believe it is quite correct.
     
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post #29 of 49
I had been thinking about getting a Touchpad for a while, but with this, I think I might go for a Blackberry Playbook instead.

What a pity.
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post #30 of 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by bumsoil View Post
web os was so good, WP7 expanded on the concept.
So you're saying that both OS's are similar? I'm looking to upgrade from a Palm Pre (still) and I'm trying to decide which way I should go since I guess I can expect to never see a Pre 3...
 
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