that's your opinion. But I'm asking for the CEO's words not forum speculation, opinion, or the same arguments for or against webos from forums. I'm talking about details, an interviewer that's asking "the next" question and the right question. This is nothing but a soundbite without context, without followup questions, without precision. You can take it and draw conclusions and run with it if you want. But when getting questioned i know people give answers for many different reasons. Like if you ask a CEO, "CEO, Did you personally make a mistake going with webos as a flagship phone?" Well that's a question that is worded in a way to attack the CEO's competence with the phrase "personally make a mistake." When presented with that sort of question People get defensive and you can expect a stock answer of "no...blah blah blah." But rarely is the answer gonna be, "yeah i ****ed up as a ceo." So you can imagine an answer like, "No Webos was fine and a huge success." Well the follow up is along the lines of "how are you defining huge success, why did you quit." Because he could be claiming it was a huge success in that it served to turn a small profit, a large profit, broke even but kept them a float to roll out new LTE phones and services to get them to profitability, etc." Point is w/o context and follow up this is a vague soundbite that can be read a ton of ways and I don't have a full picture.
Originally Posted by gbp
as for what the average customer needs. I'm sorry but if the average mobile phone consumer wanted webos they'd have bought it. They simply didn't. The average consumer isn't a phone enthusiast. They don't care about much of this stuff. I don't think at this point there's any salvaging of anything more then making open webos hackable onto other devices and a robust homebrew community,
Sprints got more customers now. They may have lost some diehard webos fans but that's offset by the tons of people that stayed and switched to evo and the tons of people that switched to iphones when they signed that deal.
Originally Posted by OldSkoolVWLover