02/10/2011, 10:08 AM
Again, I doubt that it will have any effect also, but I sent this:
I am the proud owner of a Sprint Palm Pre, I got when they were first available in June of 2009.
I watched as Palm lost market share when they took too long to develop their App catalog. I watched as Apple ran 2 commercials each hour of prime time television and No marketing of the Pre was to be seen.
I Watched, and was somewhat encouraged when HP brought Palm out – I thought that maybe HP could save this Webos.
Then in Oct 2010, HP (with Palm at the time) announced the Pre 2 and WebOs 2 , to be available in “the coming months” I watched as HP/Palm announced without qualifications that Webos would be available for the existing Pre and Pre Plus, and the only qualifications for the Pixi or Pixi plus was that Flash would not be available.(Mind you Flash has been promised since Webos 1.2). That was 4 MONTHS ago.
I noted with hope as the BBC reported that you (Léo Apotheker) wanted HP to be ‘Cool’, I believe the quote was “one day people will say ‘this is as cool as HP,’ not ‘this is as cool as Apple.’”, and that one of the ways you were going to accomplish was rapid delivery on announced products.
So you (HP) had this Big Press event yesterday, announcing the Veer, The Pre3 and the Touchpad. The Veer is to be available “Planned availability this spring”, the Pre 3 “Planned availability this summer.” The same with The Touchpad, “Planned availability this summer.”.
Some where, buried in all this fanfare was the fact the Webos 2.0 was not going to be released for the Pre, Pre Plus, Pixi or the Pixi Plus.
So If the Pre 3 was to be available next week, instead of the "coming months" (oh, I'm sorry , they did say " this summer" didn't they, yeah right), maybe I could understand it.
But as it is, I have no path to upgrade, and a vague appearance on the distant horizon of the Pre 3, and No guarantee that Sprint (remember them - the Cell Phone company that launched the Pre way back in 2009, Who has No Plans to offer the Pre 2) will even carry it. SO I am left holding an empty bag.
So My question is “How Cool is this?” is this as “Cool as HP”, 'cause if that’s the case, I’ll have to go to an android device or maybe something “as cool as Apple”
Why would I want to buy a HP product following HP’s (and to be fair Palm’s) track record?
Fool my once…
Cool as HP!!!!