I know it's not a popular sentiment around here today, but I really do still believe in the future potential of WebOS. Just as labor pains must be endured before a baby is born, we've had to endure labor pains along the way to see WebOS fully "born" and come to it's full potential...and we aren't there yet. I look at it this way: WebOS has been set free! (or at least almost) Palm couldn't afford to do what needed to be done with WebOS. HP had the deep pockets but not the know-how or desire (add on top of that that Leo is too incompetent to make a grilled cheese sandwich). Now WebOS is on the verge of being unburdened from both situations. Articles like the one below give me reason for hope:
HP's WebOS Is Now a Competitive Advantage Waiting to Happen | PCWorld Business Center
It's like a gifted child growing up in a home with incompetent or deadbeat parents. The parents likely don't see anything special about their child, but teachers will. Their full potential may not be recognized until they are unfettered from their parents. Outsiders still see WebOS as a strong OS and still see room for a viable 3rd alternative in the mobile space. The internet is abuzz with speculation about who might try to acquire WebOS. Yes, the odds are stacked mightily against WebOS at this point, but does anyone remember Apple from the mid-90s? Qualms about WebOS products have virtually never involved criticisms of WebOS itself. I really see today as the potential beginning for WebOS.