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    They should look at the market how Sony looks at the console market. Sell the tablet for a loss(i.e. big discount like this weekend) until they streamline the manufacturing process and push out as many apps as possible to make up for the loss in software sales.

    BOOM!

    There's no other way to do it at this point.
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    HP can't "push" apps. The devs make the apps. What Devs are really going to put their effort into an OS that currently has ZERO future? Unless HP actually signs a contract with a third party hardware develope (HTC, Samsung, Etc.) webOS is dead.

    Yes HP may claim they are going to continue growth of the webOS operating system. I honestly believe this is just HP covering up the fact that they will be killing off webOS entirely in the future.

    I think they are going to have a VERY hard time finding an interested party to license to...

    Once they don't find a buyer they will wind down webOS entirely.

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    isn't sony getting spanked by microsoft in the console wars? That said you have to actually have some killer apps to sell for big bucks for that to work and HP doesn't.

    plus, at like just under 200 to make the device wouldn't they have to get every person to buy $200 worth of software just to break even? Seems like a tough ask.
    You come at the king. You best not miss.
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    $400 because it is split with the developer.
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    You're also looking at 1 year life cycles vs the 5-10 year life cycles of consoles.
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    No one can beat the iPad on pricing. It's almost impossible. HP learned that in about a month. They need to think outside the box. Make the tablet dirt cheap, keep accessory prices inflated, get some big development deals going for apps. It's a different strategy, but it could work if you kept a long term focus. They tried to beat Apple overnight which was just stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnotBoogie View Post
    isn't sony getting spanked by microsoft in the console wars? That said you have to actually have some killer apps to sell for big bucks for that to work and HP doesn't.
    Spanked? No way. MSFT was one year early on this current cycle and Sony is still catching them. Sony just dropped the price of the PS3 also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkpritchard View Post
    No one can beat the iPad on pricing. It's almost impossible. HP learned that in about a month. They need to think outside the box. Make the tablet dirt cheap, keep accessory prices inflated, get some big development deals going for apps. It's a different strategy, but it could work if you kept a long term focus. They tried to beat Apple overnight which was just stupid.
    If you look at the big picture and long term --- all 4 mobile platforms are controlled by their founders. It's irresistible force meets an immovable object, all 4 will never blink.

    No sane company would want to get into the middle of this Mexican standoff.
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    sorry to break it to you again...webOS is dead,dewitt is trying to hard to absorb the chock.
    but a tp now is a collectable item
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    Quote Originally Posted by nappy View Post
    You're also looking at 1 year life cycles vs the 5-10 year life cycles of consoles.
    I was going to say the same. On the other hand, can someone make an tablet that has a longer life cycle? Maybe not 5-10 years, but 2-5 years, so it worth to create a more solid product, sell it cheap and then try to make up from all things around it. What's more difficult with tablet and phones than consoles is that consoles is a single use machine. It is easier to optimize for a single use device. As long as TV resolution do not change, console can pretty much stay put for a long time. But phones and consoles have many usages. One can be good at one, but not all. The end result may be each platform finds a niche.

    BB is in the email and business area, iPhone is entertainment, Android is more general purpose with each phone make define a small area (much like Windows on PC). So where does this put Windows and Nokia?
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    Let's gonna look for other side: if the HP put to sell as $ 100.00 without inform that gonna kill the webOS hardware, Jobs raise from his grave and HP could stay in different position to his customers...


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    I don't think it's possible to lengthen a tablet's life cycle, ksom. It would be death for Android OEMs because the Android space is such a fast paced arms race. Apple could come close -- particularly with their ecosystem and their experience-over-specs philosophy -- but even with a 2 year cycle, I think their momentum and advertising would slow after a year anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkpritchard View Post
    Spanked? No way. MSFT was one year early on this current cycle and Sony is still catching them. Sony just dropped the price of the PS3 also.
    Money Wise Sony has been in the number 3 spot for last three years. Microsoft srated as number 1 and fell to number 2. Sony then took a huge loss when the Move Flopped and the Kinect took off to wii level sales. Then top add insult to injury they gave microsoft tons of customers during the PSN outages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkpritchard View Post
    Spanked? No way. MSFT was one year early on this current cycle and Sony is still catching them. Sony just dropped the price of the PS3 also.
    it was launched in 2005. this isn't a new fight. Sony has been losing it for a while. but that still doesn't solve HP's problem which is if you want to make it up selling software you have to make some software worth selling. They haven't.
    You come at the king. You best not miss.

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