01/09/2012, 11:56 AM
Lets move away from the snipefest and get back on target.
The original discussions centered on if or not the Touchpad was doomed from inception. The conversations seems to move to the question of if or not it was to OS, the hardware, or the management which did the most damage.
I'm kind of leaning toward management, but am willing to be convinced otherwise. Here is another (hopefully less passion arousing) way of looking at the subject.
Take webOS out of the picture and put another mobile OS in it's place. It is OK to say, put iOS in the hands of the Palm/HP management team. For the sake of the discussion, let say it is the best mobile OS, hands down, ever put on a phone. (If you can't choke that down, substitute you OS of choice)
If the same decisions were made, (hardware quality, form factors, release dates, developer tool availability, advertising choice, marketing focus - or lack thereof)... would they have been any more successful?
Opinions are welcome, but please keep it civil, or just go away.