08/04/2011, 03:23 PM
So I think I figured out my own emotions around WebOS and the TouchPad and the Pre2/3/whatever.
I realized at Best Buy yesterday that while the TouchPad is slick - and the iPad is cool and the whole slew of tablet computers are sexy and all that - there is no way on Earth I'm willing to shell out nearly twice the cash for a keyboard-less, phone-derived operating system computer when I can get a laptop (or netbook if they even still make them) for less with much greater utility, as-large or larger screens, and real keyboards. In the case of a netbook, the weight difference isn't extreme, and when the lid is closed there's real protection for your toy...
So I finally know that I don't care at all about tablets. So for me, the Operating System is all about the phone.
I love my Pre2. But even in browsing PreCentral these days the TouchPad is getting all the press and the interest in phones seems to be waning. Some people don't seem to believe HP will be delivering new phones at all...
So I'm in a quandary. My Pre2 isn't very old and I love WebOS and all - but is it a dead end? I've been given a near-new Droid Incredible that I can, at my option, sell or activate...would learning and adapting to Android be the smart choice at this point while I have the device available to me? I don't know...one thing I never thought would be important to me was lots of apps...but I don't see the WebOS catalog expanding very quickly. Will silly games like Words With Friends hit WebOS? All those little doo-dads that entertain my friends aren't available to me...do I care?
This isn't a rant - I've been very vocal that I bought this phone for what it was at the time I bought it. Maybe my wants are changing, though. And if they are, maybe it's time for me to say good bye...