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    Hi all,

    FYI....see link.

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    Jay

    First the PC business, perhaps the TouchPad is next in the revival line
    By James Kendrick | October 27, 2011, 2:17pm PDT

    First the PC business, perhaps the TouchPad is next in the revival line | ZDNet

    Summary: Now that HP is officially keeping its PC division in the company, maybe the TouchPad is next in the revival line.

    Updated: The web is reverberating with news from HP today that is will keep its PC division. The official release from HP makes it clear it will stay behind the Personal Systems Group (PSG):
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    "I am still enjoying my TouchPad, and find it to be the best tablet I have used."

    From the author of that article. So that invalidates anything he says right there for me, unless of course the guy writing has only used 1 or 2 tablets . . .
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    Update: During the Q&A on the press call with this annoucement, Whitman stated that HP will indeed make tablets, but running Windows 8. She went on to state the company had not decided what to do with webOS, but would decide in a couple of months. I am not feeling the commitment from HP at this point.
    So that's a no then.
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    can jon innovate webos again to a relevant platform? He created something innovative once that others copied. What is his vision and can jaaksi's team execute in the next few months and make a case to hp? Meg is looking to him for leadership.
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    can jon innovate webos again to a relevant platform?
    Again? Within the global context, it wasn't relevant the first time around. If you are saying that WebOS's future relies on Jon Ruinstein pulling something out of the bag, then it's game over.
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    From what I just read over at Bloomberg, There might still be hope.

    Whitman also isn’t giving up on tablets, despite the dominance of Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s iPad, she said yesterday. The company is working with Microsoft Corp. to use the pending Windows 8 operating system on tablet computers, and Hewlett-Packard may come back to market with a tablet running its own WebOS software, she said.

    “The market was created by Apple,” she said. “That doesn’t mean there couldn’t be a strong No. 2 player.”

    Source: Bloomberg
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    and Hewlett-Packard may come back to market with a tablet running its own WebOS software
    See I listened to the whole thing and she never actually said that. Where do they get this stuff from?

    I like how they do that typical journalist trick where they are vague enough about the interview to make it appear that it's with them than them simply repeating what was said in the call with analysts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CGK View Post
    See I listened to the whole thing and she never actually said that. Where do they get this stuff from?

    I like how they do that typical journalist trick where they are vague enough about the interview to make it appear that it's with them than them simply repeating what was said in the call with analysts.
    an "interview" is Bloomberg's source, not a conference call.
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    The guardian has a source saying webos is being shut down

    The Guardian: HP shutdown of webOS division said to be 'imminent' -- Engadget
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    Quote Originally Posted by kel101 View Post
    The guardian has a source saying webos is being shut down

    The Guardian: HP shutdown of webOS division said to be 'imminent' -- Engadget
    Hi all,

    Let's hope this is wrong or that these people will be transferred to who ever buys webOS and that the sale of webOS is imminent....WE HOPE...

    Take care,

    Jay
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    Quote Originally Posted by muyoso View Post
    "I am still enjoying my TouchPad, and find it to be the best tablet I have used."

    From the author of that article. So that invalidates anything he says right there for me, unless of course the guy writing has only used 1 or 2 tablets . . .
    Why is that I wonder? I have used android, webOS and Ios Tabs, and as for my favorite, its the Touchpad. I will admit that the iPad has many more apps and support. but as far as the tab itself goes, and the OS I love webOS much more than android or ios.
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    Why is that I wonder? I have used android, webOS and Ios Tabs, and as for my favorite, its the Touchpad. I will admit that the iPad has many more apps and support. but as far as the tab itself goes, and the OS I love webOS much more than android or ios.
    I'd say the main reason is the natural feel of the OS, followed by the community. webOS didn't need to be on the flashiest devices, it just needed to be on better ones. I think many of us loyal webOS are proud of what webOS is, and want to see it live.

    Also, an update on the gigaOM story:

    UPDATE: Tony Prophet, SVP of operations for HPs PC division told GigaOM today the WebOS discussion is on-going. Its a similar process to the one we did with the PC business and the WebOS is being thoroughly evaluated including the software and product facets, the whole thing. So we have to see what Meg and the HP decide finally.

    I, for one, hope they make the right decision and keep it alive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joen05 View Post
    I'd say the main reason is the natural feel of the OS, followed by the community. webOS didn't need to be on the flashiest devices, it just needed to be on better ones. I think many of us loyal webOS are proud of what webOS is, and want to see it live.

    Also, an update on the gigaOM story:

    UPDATE: Tony Prophet, SVP of operations for HPs PC division told GigaOM today the WebOS discussion is on-going. Its a similar process to the one we did with the PC business and the WebOS is being thoroughly evaluated including the software and product facets, the whole thing. So we have to see what Meg and the HP decide finally.

    I, for one, hope they make the right decision and keep it alive.
    me too, at the very least spin it off so it can go back to its own, stand alone company. just so long as it doesn't end up on printers or crap like that.
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    I heard Leo was starting a new company and he plans on buying webOS from HP so he can soft release a couple of new products and scrap it again.
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    HP should continue using the Touchpad branding for it's tablet hardware and build on what they've started. If they were smart, they'd make a flexible, open line of hardware, and write drivers for the hardware to support Windows 8, CM/Android, WebOS, Linux, etc. They should not lock into supporting a single software vendor and they should let individuals customize their purchases based on both hardware AND software needs.

    I'm afraid though, like Nokia, HP is just now another MS lapdog.
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    An unnamed source of mine said:

    I heard Leo was starting a new company and he plans on buying webOS from HP so he can soft release a couple of new products and scrap it again.
    must be true.
    Due to the cancellation of the penny, I no longer give 2 about anything. I may however, give a nickel
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    Quote Originally Posted by muyoso View Post
    "I am still enjoying my TouchPad, and find it to be the best tablet I have used."

    From the author of that article. So that invalidates anything he says right there for me, unless of course the guy writing has only used 1 or 2 tablets . . .
    John Kenrick used to be a fixture amongst the TabletPC crowd. He had his own blog that had thousands watching his video reviews and commentaries. Then he abruptly sold the site and switched allegiances to "i" devices which, in his opinion, were the best thing to to be made since the telephone. I gave up on any of his recommendations a long time ago because he seems to want to tag onto anything popular at the moment. I am surprised to see his name reappear here in this forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crakeur View Post
    I heard Leo was starting a new company and he plans on buying webOS from HP so he can soft release a couple of new products and scrap it again.
    LOL...that's very funny! Take care, Jay
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    Quote Originally Posted by muyoso View Post
    "I am still enjoying my TouchPad, and find it to be the best tablet I have used."

    From the author of that article. So that invalidates anything he says right there for me, unless of course the guy writing has only used 1 or 2 tablets . . .
    Exactly. I mean I think the TP is the best tablet I've used but the only other one I've used was my mom's iPad one, and that was for 2 hours last year. I've had the TP for over a week and have used it a good bit in my environment vs sitting at my mom's house.

    It's going to take a lot for someone to dethrone the iPad. I don't think HP has it in them, nor do the other tablet companies have the same market share and ability to get the product into the mass market.

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