Those of you who follow my posts (well, not that there is any reason to, but in case you did), KNOW that I have NO "need" for a pad device, at all.
However, at $99, for a WebOS portable device, I'd buy one or two, and I can think of a few very good uses around the house for them.
If HP is "continuing WebOS software development" even to just get WebOS into someone elses hands, there COULD, theoretically be a future for them, and, remember, we always have WebOS Internals.
As Rob Whitby posted on the roundtable meeting today:
"My webOS devices work today in exactly the same way they did yesterday, and the apps and services that WebOS Internals provides also work the same way today as they did yesterday.
If you purchase consumer electronics for what it might do in the future, instead of what it does do today (and that includes available apps), then you will always end up disappointed."
Wiser words would be difficult to come by.
I'm in for 2 at that price.