08/19/2011, 12:23 PM
I know there's plenty of threads that this post could fit in, but considering the amount of time I've been on TreoCentral () compared to my amount of posts I hope you don't mind me venting and starting my grieving process.
I've had a PalmOS or WebOS device in my pocket for over 10 years, from the Palm V through various Treos and now my Pre-. When HP bought Palm I was a little bit worried but I had belief that HP would give it a go and at least release some good products - they haven't even had a go. If the Veer was released in the UK I would have bought one, if the Pre 3 had been released more than a day before HP's announcement I would have bought that as well, I was even planning on buying a touchpad when I had a phone to go with it!
I can only pray that HP pull something out of the bag to keep WebOS alive, even if that means selling it to someone else. Even with the close calls Palm has had over the years I always believed they'd keep going, Palm always had belief in their products even when others didn't, now though with the giant of HP fairly unconcerned about the small child in the corner I fear we may actually see the end.
I'm going to feel strange without Palm device on me after so long and god knows what phone OS I'll opt for next. It feels like I've just broken up from a long term relationship, sitting here in fear of having to enter the OS dating market again. I'm sure I'll have some strange first dates but hopefully I'll find something I can settle on, still dreaming of the one that got away. At least IOS5 will have multitasking gestures, something that always impressed people when they saw my Pre... I mentioned to a friend I may even have to consider the iPhone - the sound he made was almost like something Scooby Doo would say!
Anyway, dear fellow PreCentralers, it looks like my time here has almost come to an end, it's been emotional. I'd just like to say a final thank you to all those who have made considerable efforts in the Palm community to make it what it is, or sadly likely to be "was".
- ironically sent from a HP laptop.