What HP just did over the past weekend is push WebOS into at least 100k+ user's hands. Discontinued or not, if they really wanted to, they could push even more out to the consumer. This would spur development and everything else. This is the first time I've seen a huge company do this with a device worth quite a bit more than they're selling it for. You want people to use your product, this is one way of doing it, even if they blew through cash to do it.