08/18/2011, 05:37 PM
On the upside, they'll be wanting to get rid of TouchPads soon, now that probably a third of all units they've sold are being returned - not because the product didn't perform well enough, or because people didn't like webOS, but because HP threw the towel and said "we didn't anticipate NOT outselling Apple after a mere month on the market" in such a way that makes the future of the platform questionable at best.
That means I might be able to get two or three of them around €100 this christmas. Yay!
That is, I'll buy them *IF* HP brings webOS 2.2 and Skype to the Veer.
*IF* they decide that any more investments into webOS like updating existing devices they only started selling three or four months ago is going to hurt their precious short-term bottomline too much, I'll never buy another HP product in my life.
I don't take my business to companies that promise stuff and easily have the means to keep those promises but end up not holding these promises if, a few months later, they start noticing that they won't hold themselves.
Simple as that.