07/05/2012, 08:38 PM
Originally Posted by Scotland
I was unaware you could put a CDMA comm board into a GSM phone.
But I agree, HP bet on the wrong horse when they went to ATT with the Veer, instead of making a better Pre and making things right with Sprint who had bet on them first.
But i remember at the time, with the touch pad market, all the R&Ders wanted "partner" products. They didn't expect such a quick migration of desktops to laptops, and laptops to touchpads, essentially bypassing the short netbook trend.
The veer was meant to be a voice handset, in synergy with the touchpad which would be your primary data hardware. The fact that you can't swap batteries in the Veer is an example of this plan. Palm had the right idea with the Synergy. HP didn't want to support it and we all suffered. Idiots blew it, because Iphone/pad have done it, and Samsung would have done it too if there wasn't legal hassle on their touchpads from Apple.
Now there's a zillion chinese android pads, so the discount market is saturated. The premium market is Iphone. it's brand is too ingrained as a status symbol now, thanx to their insane pricing for exclusivity. They knew what they were doing tho. HP had no clue, and still doesn't, meanwhile the whole world is coming out with things: Windows, Google, Dell, etc. and LTE is going mainstream. WebOS needs a BANK to come back. and who's banking on it? Google just bought the whole Enyo team, didn't they??
agh, don't get me started. i only want quality HSPA+ for a year or so, so i can keep streaming Pandora commercial free. that's it!