05/09/2013, 08:01 PM
I've been trying to avoid posting anymore, but I'm now too caught up in the soap opera!
I think I already stated that I haven't got a Touchpad and I have no plans to get one - for me the ideal mobile device fits in my pocket and is therefore basically a smartphone these days.
Ultimately, webOS devices... well they're just technology. Sooner or later something will come along that's indisputably better - maybe by copying and extending the pluses of webOS. (which I gather has happened a bit already) I think most of us are here commenting because we recognise at least the potential of the webOS system even if it never quite got all the way there. If there is going to be a better system in the future, it may as well be one with the foundations in place than something not so good with a 'skin' or workaround.
Without going too off topic, I'm in group 1. There are other options, but at this time I hope any helpful project is a success. I'm reminded by a post above that dkirker is working on the ISIS next generation browser, and bringing that to existing devices would address a lot of gripes about the current option - again a life sustaining injection if it arrives and I guess one that will run on open webOS. A new browser, Android apps, a successful port, LG TV apps... There are many possibilities and the more that happen, the better the chance for webOS. (and I guess each one will encourage others)
I'm waiting until nearer the deadline to hear all the arguments and answers, but I'd like to be using some descendant of webOS and even PalmOS in the future, so if throwing a few quid in to the PIC project will take it over the finish line, then barring a good reason not to, I will put some money where my mouth is, though I won't be able to use this first version of the product.
By the way, I was posting links to the petition - remember that? It seems to have stalled at just over 2000 signatures and that costs nothing to do. If it truly reflects the user base, no one will make a phone for that market, but before webOS existed, no one wanted it at all and if webOS shows some signs of life, a larger interest may grow with it.