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    Ok I hear that HP wants to cut the losses from hardware and focus on the webOS.
    If that is true, they can easily continue to release pre3 touchpads etc and allow it to sell at $99 or $199 and get the user base out there. then keep support the OTA updates and publicly declare that they will look into licensing after these 3 products.

    This would not upset developers and infact get them excited. tell the developers stay tuned for hardware partners while they sell out cheap hardware. Just don't drop a bomb and say it's discontinued.

    What happened just shows HP has bad management.

    HP is not the best at hardware we should all know by now, nor are they good at marketing.

    hope PSG webos GBU survives.
    Chris
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    HP are pretty much risk-averse and didn't feel confident enough that they would get a suitable return by sticking with Touchpad and the Pre line.

    They have deep pockets and certainly COULD have absorbed the losses for a while but chose not to; it's chosen to say to the shareholders 'this wasn't making money and didn't look like it would for a while so we've canned it'.

    Bad management...well HP is still very profitable. Indecisive management? Certainly.
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    What they did, while accidental or not, may have literally been the FASTEST WAY EVER to get webOS in the hands of people
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    What HP should have done is what HD-DVD did, wait until AFTER Christmas to announce you are shutting down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fxspec06 View Post
    What they did, while accidental or not, may have literally been the FASTEST WAY EVER to get webOS in the hands of people
    yes, so annouce a new plan and partnership soon and keep supporting the current devices!
    Improve the software!

    Firesale the Pre3 please!

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