If no OTAs are coming to the Veer and my girlfriend is stuck with a phone she got because I told her there would be an OTA update bringing Skype (because HP said that the German version of webOS 2.2 on the Pre3 would have Skype) I'm never buying anything from HP, or their spun-off PSG, again.
Originally Posted by grasshoper
Sounds dramatic? I'm serious. Just one guy among billions, sure, and certainly nobody HP cares about on a personal level. But still.
It's one thing if a cash-strapped company promises stuff, goes bankrupt and can't hold those promises.
It's another if the moneybags company that DID the buyout promises stuff, and starts releasing devices, but suddenly doesn't feel like it anymore and ends up breaking those promises because well, consumers just got what they bought. The first is sad, but what can you do. The second makes me really angry.
If they go ahead and bring all the OTAs to the TouchPad, Veer and Pre3 and find a hardware partner or two for webOS, I'll just shake my head over the mismanagement at HP and over their terrible PRPRPR $people$ $that$ $would$ $announce$ $HP$'$s$ $discontinuation$ $of$ $webOS$ $hardware$ without also announcing a hardware partner (or at least announcing in no uncertain terms that a hardware partner will be coming) but I'll still buy a webOS device from one of the partners. Why? Because I like the webOS way of getting things done much better than any other way and because HP will, in that case, never have slighted me. So why not?
But in August dropping support for the devices they announced in February as "the beginning of a new era of computing" WILL slight me. It'll do more than just slight me. It'll make me actively dislike the company. And I don't do business with people or companies I actively dislike.