08/20/2011, 09:22 PM
This may be obivous, but for webOs to have a chance, they need things to come together quickly. Who gets the license, then how long until they've got something on the shelves. If its me, just get SOMETHING out. Take a page from googles playbook, even if its crappy, get something on the shelves.
I think were so used to HP going so slooooooow, it may not be fast enough to save it, but form my uninformed point of view it has to be faster if you've got something similar on the shelves right now.
If they can get webos on the ipad in the lab in the last few months or whatever....
Why not put it on an HTC the same way?
As HP said, most their costs were in hardware dev. Thats been done at HTC and Samsung, theyre not starting from scratch. If its takes a few weeks to announce a license, then a couple of months to announce the basic for, then ???? to get it done. By then webOs 3.XXX could be out by then and it gets better reviews and works really well.
A lot of things have to align, of course, but its really the only way/roadmap I see that allows webOs to survive. For us optimists, any of these pieces not happen, then it is REALLY done.