Yea,Thats true...personally I think that expand the app catalog & app catalog desktop client are the vital part compared to the carriers. Firstly, number of developers will increase significantly from all over the world,& it is less costly to import phone to all the countries. Furthermore, many webOS enthusiasts can buy unlocked device easily, but now the only problem is just activation process. HP Palm should open the app catalog to penetrate the market first, rather than persuade or spend money to ask carriers to sell their phone. Personally, I think that it is a good idea to sell P2 on HP official website than through AT&T,if HP want to expand their market globally.
Originally Posted by double1
1)expand app catalog
2)sell the P2 through official website in every country(no contract&HP can gain higher profit margin maybe),Furthermore, sometimes subsidized phones are not cheap as well+2years contract...inflation or unemployed...you also have to pay the F...king bill, unlike direct purchase from the manufacturer...lets say,the $400,you spend today,the value is still $400.However,if you sign the contract,lets say $30 per month,maybe the value of $30 is just for this month...and next month your income might influence by taxes,expenses or etc....
3)Free devices to developers
4)Host webOS talks in Universities(the future developers,implant the concept of webOS to them&give them a special profit if they sell apps on app catalog)