03/06/2013, 12:21 PM
Mutoidi: I appreciate your posting the de-bricking link. I'd seen it, but I got spooked at "Ubuntu." I'll probably feel braver to try it once I receive my "new" used TP and have a working one to play with and be reassured by... :-P
Trader horn: Congratulations and welcome! You for a great deal on those, it sounds like, and webOS truly is a well done OS. As an interaction designer, I really like having a live, working example around for reminding me of its innovations, of a potentially different way to do things that isn't iOS and isn't Android, and generally for inspiration. I just started a blog where I plan to write up general thoughts on mobile UX and the future of personal computing ecosystems as a platform for myself and an interaction designer, and I expect a lot of my thinking will include inspirations from webOS. I had a big write up about how eAch of the major mobile OSes' smartphones handle incoming call notifications while users are recording video. Unsurprisingly, webOS was at the top of the heap, along with Windows Phone 7.5 (I didn't have a WP8 phone to try it on). The round-up included iOS and Android, of course.
I also like having webOS devices around for potential screenshots for blog articles. :-)
Dgcorn: thanks for the offer, but I kinda like having my Pre3 nightstand clock.
:-P What's funny is that I used to carry around both my iPhone 4S and the Pre3 when I went I trips, because, prior to iOS 6, the iPhone's native alarm couldn't play full mp3s as your alarm sound (limited to the first 30 seconds), and, lacking HP/Palm's Synergy, my FB contacts' contact info was siloed in the FB app, without any integration with the address book. With iOS6, its alarm clock finally caught up the Pre3's on that point, but even now, the FB integration is good enough for me not to carry the Pre3 with me, but it's still not as good...at this point, though, using the TP as my webOS FB-contacts-integration/look-up source works to cover the rare instances when the iOS version still comes up a bit short.
Thanks, all, for being a little webOS-crazy with me!