For me that its the silliest decision that HP under the guidance of Mrs Whitman are making, not even thinking of making more development into the mobile space. I don't think that HP could be such a stupid company to think that with a PC business they seem to gain success on the market and specially with tons of companies doing both mobile/PC developments.
Originally Posted by sledge007
Now of course, as others had mentioned earlier, I think that leaving Open WebOS for the comm doesn't help WebOS that much in terms of market share. Hacking a phone to install WebOS on it, not very much a dependable solution for this platform to continue living or even to remain a bit relevant to market as whole. The community has a very limited hand into reaching WebOS into its full potential, dare to say this, because of amount of resources and lack of availability to make new hardware. Both of these things are important to make WebOS successful.
To me, stupid HP should be at least be discussing/dealing with phone manufacturers to raise an interest into making WebOS devices. If their stupidity have been to abandon phones/mobile devices, at least do like Microsoft is doing reaching phone manufacturers to make Windows 8 mobile phones devices.
On a different matter........
I saw on the tech news, that blackberry app market reached over 3 million downloads over this past weekend. Which got me to curiously thinking on what grounds is HP making a smart move for the WebOS platform in terms of attracting developers. If they're planning to open source the WebOS, then they should(if they have any brains on their heads) of talking to developers to raise their awareness that WebOS exists despite of cancellation of hardware. Even though those in HP headquarters are just idiots executives with lack of vision, but they got to realist that WebOS on open source operating system doesn't have much to go on without the support of developers.
What are they thinking that dumping codes to the community will turn WebOS around to compete with the Big Boys on the market like Apple or Google ?