07/30/2011, 10:41 PM
They've created this negativity on their own. None of us should apologize for expecting them to follow through. The lack of communication is the killer. If it doesn't happen tomorrow, it won't matter if it was ready for primetime or not. I just hope guys like Topolsky call them on it. Most of us have been baited repeatedly for over 2 years, and it's the same old game.
As a kid, heck, as an adult, many of us don't like all of the gifts we get on Christmas, but we get something, and it always happens on the advertised date. For starving webOS fans, these have become so rare, so it is our Christmas. I don't care what the logical reasons for delay would be, this is PRPRPR $insanity$. $I$ $really$ $hope$ $these$ $mini$ $rants$ $we$'$re$ $having$ $are$ $put$ $to$ $rest$ $tomorrow$, $else$ $it$'$s$ $going$ $to$ $be$ $really$ $hard$ $for$ $those$ $of$ $us$ $that$ $actively$ $sell$ $friends$, $family$, $and$ $coworkers$ $on$ $webOS$. $Quick$ $example$:
I converted at least 7 direct family members to Pre phones in the last 2 years. Only 3 havent left webOS, and I lose two more in a few weeks because they are the 'casual' non-tech user that is so coveted. They literally have upgrades & cash waiting for a Pre 3. No communication, even regarding hitting the summer deadline, so they're done. Likewise, it takes a shot at my own credibility every time these 'deadlines' come & go. That's my fault though, for trying to market the platform based on what executive leadership promises. I should know better.....nah.
Sorry for the novel, but a lot of us would go out of business if we operated like this. No apologies & certainly no leniency. They created this all on their own. Fingers crossed for tomorrow....