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    Ok, you guys have become comical...lol. The word on the street was microsoft was doomed and wouldnt be a player a year ago.

    A year later after ALL the many phones and a debacle with the kin, they do it right and go to market when they are ready, now you guys are gushing all over yourselves...lol.

    HP will be just fine, give us the Pre 2, if its targeted for U.S., then BOOOOOM, drop it like it hott in the 1st half of 2011 as they have stated. All you naysayers along with the so-called experts will gush over those products like you do ALL new devices.
    Last edited by RoverNole; 10/11/2010 at 11:44 PM.
  2. #42  
    People are still writing off WP7. But MSFT did get it's foot in the door again, provided they don't screw this up too.

    Remember what happened the last time Palm said "first half"? They did indeed take all of the first half after announcing, went up against the 3GS, and their phone still wasn't fully cooked apparently. The Plus versions are the ones that were fully cooked, but by then it was Android on the run. Palm needs a hit out the door but they can't keep playing catch up. MSFT is playing catch up too, but they can eat any losses better. Though they still will look really pathetic if they can't pull off WP7 reasonably IMO.
    HP has officially ruined it's own platform and kicked webOS loyalists and early TouchPad adopters to the curb. You think after you drop it like a hot potato and mention it made no money and is costing you money, anyone else wants it??? Way to go HP!!

    And some people are fools to keep believing their hype. HP has shown they will throw webOS under the bus and people are still having faith in them??? News flash: if it's own company won't stand behind it, it's finished!
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    Quote Originally Posted by taharka View Post
    HP/Palm is rebooting with a new version of their flagship OS that already failed once. So will webOS 2.0 be "new enough" that people will take a second look and not dismiss it as "the thing they've already decided against"? Honest question.
    WebOS didn't fail.
    Marketing (total) and hardware (semi) failed.
    When you look at reviews and this forum the remarks tend to be like "love webOS, but ..." and after the but you get comments about build issues, battery life, etc...

    And marketing was first terrible and then underfunded.
    First the ads didn't bother to show what webOS can do and do better than the competition. Amateurs did better ads.
    And later it just wasn't enough because Palm no longer had the resources to keep pushing. And the launch partners sometimes made curious choices how to market it.

    And even the best OS has no chance when sales people push other phones because of return rates or personal preference.
    Pre -> Pre3 & TP32 -> Nexus 5
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    Quote Originally Posted by tholap View Post
    WebOS didn't fail.
    Nah, it didn't fail, it just had "...softer than expected performance...due to slower than expected customer adoption...".
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    Quote Originally Posted by tholap View Post
    WebOS didn't fail.
    Marketing (total) and hardware (semi) failed.
    When you look at reviews and this forum the remarks tend to be like "love webOS, but ..." and after the but you get comments about build issues, battery life, etc...
    The battery life is not the fault of the hardware or marketing. Same goes for:

    The sluggish, unresponsive performance of the OS even with 1.4.5.
    The incomplete SDK
    The long boot-up times
    The anemic app catalog
    The memory errors that cripple multitasking
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    Quote Originally Posted by tholap View Post
    WebOS didn't fail.
    Marketing (total) and hardware (semi) failed.
    The Foleo debarcle didn't help either, bleeding off money and talent from both those areas, to say nothing of credibility. Success breeds success.
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