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  1. #21  
    So what's DeWitt's track record like?
  2. #22  
    we may actually see some kick *** products now, though the innovation may go lower if Ruby leaves H/P
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  3. #23  
    Quote Originally Posted by nappy View Post
    So what's DeWitt's track record like?
    Some really nice quotes below about Dewitt and DeFranco from the channel, looks like HP is putting in its star quarterbacks to make webOS a success in its ecosystem.

    http://www.crn.com/news/client-devic...h-underway.htm

    "...Todd Bradley is stepping up and building a high-powered organization around WebOS," said Mont Phelps, the CEO of NWN, a $250-million HP enterprise partner headquartered in Waltham, Mass that is betting on WebOS with a custom application development group. "WebOS is not just a passing fad. HP is putting its money where its mouth is.

    "The mobility and tablet opportunity is huge," said Phelps, who expects mobility-based solutions and infrastructure to account for as much of 25 percent of his business in two years. "This positions HP to take advantage of that mobility opportunity. Clearly it is a bold move putting some very high level. competent folks in place to drive the WebOS business. This is going to be good for NWN and anyone else that is looking to participate in the mobility/tablet market."

    Phelps said both DeWitt and DiFranco deserve congratulations for a job well done. "It's important that HP is putting a channel savvy, channel friendly manager in that PSG role," he said. "It should bode well for partners looking to build a business around HP's WebOS TouchPad."

    As for filling the channel post, Phelps said it is critical that HP find someone that can act as an advocate and "lightning rod" for partners throughout the entire company. "The channel job is not just a PSG job, it cuts across the entire company," noted Phelps. "You'd like to think they are developing the talents and resources necessary to fill that job inside the company.

    Bob Venero, the CEO of Future Tech, a Holbrook, N.Y. HP enterprise partner, said he sees DiFranco's promotion as a "great opportunity for us to tighter align with the strategies and thought leadership that DiFranco has shown in leading the channel at HP.

    "I think just like the world was ready for Apple's iOS operating system which took the market by storm, WebOS has an opportunity to do the same thing and gain market share from the convoluted Androis OS," said Venero. "These HP changes are a great thing for the channel and all partners who play in mobility, personal systems and client virtualization, which is one of the fastest growing markets we are seeing."

    Venero said DiFranco's replacement will have big shoes to fill. "They have to look for somebody who is as seasoned and dedicated to the channel as Stephen DiFranco," he said.

    Venero said his HP business is up about 15 percent this year..."
  4. #24  
    This is my next
    so this feels a lot like HP’s putting a proven operations guy in charge of execution while shifting Rubinstein over to developing new products. That might be for the best, actually: it’s no secret that we’re big fans of Ruby, but it’s also no secret that we’ve found the last few webOS devices — including the TouchPad – sorely lacking in polish. Having someone in charge to tighten up execution while Rubinstein focuses on interesting new products could work out quite well, or it could be the first step to him leaving the company entirely. Either way, it’s clear that HP now intends to take a much more hands-on approach to webOS — we’ll see what the next year brings.
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  5. #25  
    This makes me look at Rubinstein's baffling Engadget Show appearance in a new light. At first I thought it was strange that he didn't know the specs of his tablet and smartphone. Now I'm wondering if he just didn't care.
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  7. #27  
    I hate how he keeps saying "the webos" first impressions are everything.

    Selling my Palm things: just make an offer: http://forums.webosnation.com/market...nd-offers.html
  8. #28  
    Quote Originally Posted by IcerC View Post
    I hate how he keeps saying "the webos" first impressions are everything.
    I hate how I can't watch the youtube vid on my TouchPad (Palmm!!).
  9. #29  
    Why not?

    The windows plays it fine.

    Selling my Palm things: just make an offer: http://forums.webosnation.com/market...nd-offers.html
  10. #30  
    Quote Originally Posted by bluenote View Post
    I hate how I can't watch the youtube vid on my TouchPad (Palmm!!).
    dunno what's wrong with your touchpad because i'm watching it on mine right now.
  11. #31  
    Quote Originally Posted by IcerC View Post
    Why not?

    The windows plays it fine.
    on the TouchPad? Mine won't play it.

    As an aside someone talk to James Kendrick and explain DeWitt is a good thing. Based on his track record, he will help secure the trust of the channel and tighten execution so webOS can thrive. With users will come developers.
  12. #32  
    Quote Originally Posted by IcerC View Post
    Why not?

    The windows plays it fine.
    Okay this got me.
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  13. #33  
    hopefully this works out best for webOS, but a few questions remain: will this guy be scrapping current plans in favor of his own? will we be waiting extra longer for new devices due to this 'shuffle' ?
  14. #34  
    Well, was a good move.

    Ruby is an engineer, and the webOS now needs more to sell than to fix his infra, and maybe the the Stephen can have this profile...

    Hummm... Ruby in "new products"... finally, my webOS toast?


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  15. #35  
    And with that, Palm continues it's tradition of having more corporate drama then released products... even in it's afterlife.

    Let's hope this new guy could actually get good products out the door
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