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    Perhaps HP should leverage what little influence they still have with Microsoft to get Microsoft to develop Mobile apps for WebOS. With the lack of editing in Quickoffice and other gaps in functional Microsoft based products. Is it time for HP to form a mobile alliance with Microsoft to develop WebOS – Microsoft applications? I can see Bing for Mobile, Microsoft Office Mobile and Windows Live for Mobile among other Microsoft applications fitting well into the WebOS architecture. Future ventures might bring WebOS embedded in Windows or running seamlessly as a browser on all Microsoft Windows PCs. What are your thoughts?
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    Why would Microsoft ever agree to this?
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    My thoughts are that MS has nothing to gain from WebOS in the ways you suggest (WebOS embedded in Windows or running seamlessly as a browser on all Microsoft Windows PCs). Heck, it doesn't even sound appealing when HP talks about it. What would be the use in running WebOS in a browser window on a PC?????

    Now, if HP releases a set of "WebOS frameworks" that allow WebOS apps to run natively on the Windows desktop, that might be an encouragement to developers at some point - but not MS.

    Back to the main topic, MS have only barely dipped their toes in the water with iOS. I think we'd see some sort of Office suite there long before we'd see it on an HP device (Mainly because we already have Office for Mac).
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    Quote Originally Posted by nappy View Post
    Why would Microsoft ever agree to this?
    Microsoft is more than just Windows Phone 7. They also have more than an 85% to 90% share of the PC market and only about 4% of the mobile market. If Microsoft developed applications (Especially – Microsoft Office) for other mobile platforms, it would anchor their position as the leader in office software products.

    When it comes to market share, corporations are like a pair of dice. “They have no memory from one role to another”. If in the long run looks like there is a chance that synergy and web cloud computing may go in the direction of WebOS, than Microsoft would do well to consider all the options.
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