You're not being realistic. For starters, your unpleasant feeling is months delayed and should have happened w/ Leo's announcement. If it didnt happen back then, when the device was canceled and pulled, then it shouldn't happen now when its set in stone. Furthermore, by the time Open webOS is released, HP would no longer be bound to perform under the terms of your 1-year warranty (if you have one).
Originally Posted by apeka53
Why? Because they failed to perform according to contract? Or because you had high expectations?
If that's the case indeed I really would feel miserable and cheated by HP.
I fail to see why the Pre3 or any other phone will not work after support for it has ended. If it works now, then it'll work for the next few years. And while no phone is meant to be a 'flagship' forever, Pre3 owners will have that bragging right for the foreseeable future.
...I sense that thie developments will mean the last year for a working Pre3, after that it's all finished with the one time flag ship...
Again, be real. No one promised us anything.
There is only a bright side to this: the open nature of the new OS will guarantee that the community will make it work as they want it to. Who knows, maybe a few more 'Internals' will pop up and vastly expand the community in ways not yet imagined. And if nothing pans out, all webOS devices will still work.