08/23/2011, 01:38 PM
They ate Palm up and sh@t it out. Yeah, they hate us all right.
Originally Posted by GodShapedHole
I had the first PalmPilot and I still take my Treo 270 out to play with occasionally so I'm a little mad about that.
Thing is, the TouchPad is a flawed tablet (going by reviews, since I don't have one :P). It's nowhere near as polished as the iPad, or even the Galaxy Tab.
The people picking up cheap TouchPads are buying them purely based on the price - they know nothing about WebOS - and when they discover that it ain't an iPad with 500,000 apps, they're going to go, 'we bought a piece of junk, no wonder it was so cheap'. Or install Android on it
HP might've gotten a lot press with the blowout sale, but is it good press? Leo blindsided his *entire company* - top-level executives included - with the WebOS hardware production shutdown/PSG spinoff, and in doing so, lost a lot of credibility not only among the WebOS community, but also shattered HP's reputation, and his own respectibility within the industry. I mean, what kind of CEO pulls that c**p? Even his highness Steve Jobs hasn't done anything that... egomaniacal. I think HP's current share price speaks for itself...