At one point, HP planned on competing in the consumer tablet space with Windows 7. Now, it's being rebranded as "an enterprise product" and taking backseat to their new OS acquisition. At one point, HP planned on using Android to extend the functionality of their TouchSmart line of printers and OS. Now, that product is a one off. At one point, they were Windows Mobile devotees, and likely to build a Windows Phone 7 handset. That, too, changed.
Originally Posted by MDsmartphone
Any HP "plans" on competing are subject to change at any time. That's not to say they don't plan to compete with WebOS. But it is not a committment written in blood or stone. Verizon has carried many handsets that they didn't particularly care about and left to wither on the vine: The Kin, the original Palm Pre Plus, the Blackberry Storm 2, the Droid Eris, and so on and so on. The imprimatur of either of those giants means almost nothing as an indication of future success and/or quality.
This is just silly. Why would I post my criticisms on, say, WPcentral.com? Other forums don't care about Palm. This one does, so this is where it is relevant to criticize them. I bought a Pre and had a Centro back in the TreoCentral days, so this is where I belong as well. I didn't register years ago because "I hated Palm". I did it because they intrigued me enough to switch to even their stagnant OS, and I was and remain interested to see where they go with their current ventures.
your arguments are clearly anti palm, despite claiming you want them to succeed. Of course you have the right to criticize them if you don't like what they are doing, but why bother posting on the precentral site all your criticisms? Do you go on the droid forums and criticize all the android devices that were failures (lg ally, motorola cliq, backflip, aria, devour, samsung moment, g1, etc)? I think your energy would be spent by praising platforms that are currently succeeding. Next year after HP releases additional devices, what will you and other palm haters say then?
When HP releases devices I deem worthy, I will be happy to praise and evaluate them. Maybe even buy my third or fourth Palm device. But I will also speak up when I think they err. I was raised to call that "pragmatic". These days, with our dialogue being simple and polarized, that means "hater", whatever that is.