Then sorry, but webOS will become a nostalgic and hobbyist OS, like those OS/2 or Amiga clones.
Originally Posted by spud101
It's not a matter of good/bad intentions. It's a fact. Remember my words: if nobody joins and launches webOS devices, HP isn't going to do it, no matter what they've said.
HP has adopted a "me too" strategy with webOS hardware, and "me too" means that someone has done it before. If you think that HP is going to throw money forever on webOS, you're clearly wrong: probably in the next 12-24 months if nobody joins, HP will be done with webOS, and HP webOS division will cease to exist (or will be reduced to the minimum possible size, and that's one guy renewing the domain). You will have some 3rd party franken device with webOS on it, but that will be all you'll can expect from webOS.
Originally Posted by Meg Whitman
I don't think it's so hard to try to make know HTC, Samsung, LG, Sony that there is a webOS market (2.2% of US smartphone market, an entire point over WP7) where they can throw a phone and will sell. Maybe not too much, but more than some of their models.