I believe that you are wrong, and here is why:
Originally Posted by wynand32
Those users, once they try WebOS will be hooked, and want another WebOS device.
The 3million existing/past WebOS users, plus the, say, 1 million new ones I predict from this weekend (they sold 350,000 in less than 24 hours, so, Im just guestimating), will breed more interest in an OS that is, by far, the best Mobile OS out there, and is ripe to grow, in the hands of a company that sees that potential.
You obviously don't know how AutoCad, a $4k CAD program built thier userbase in the 80's: they knew it was being bootlegged like crazy for years, but never did anything about it. $4k was alot of money for a small frim to spend, but a bootlegged version was great, and many firms built their business around it, and it went from being an elite/special program to common and and industry standard in a matter of 3 years, because of that.
THEN, they started to go after the illegal users, with fines.
The point is, your logic is flawed, given the reality of this scenario, alone.
Get them into users hands, make them owners, and it will grow on its own.