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HP Decides to Kill Off webOS Devices, May License OS

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Top message:  Told you so... by iDont Care   Aug 18, 2011, 6:56 PM

Replying to:  Re: Told you so... by HawkeyeOC   Aug 18, 2011, 10:18 PM

Re: Told you so...

by T Bone    Aug 20, 2011, 12:26 PM

Choosing Sprint was clearly a bad idea, at the time I worked for at&t, and I always thought the Palm Pre would have been a lot more successful if Palm had released it on at&t first...because at&t is bigger, had lots of Palm users even in 2009, and GSM is the world standard so making the at&t version first would have made it possible to introduce the Pre worldwide all at once...

I still don't understand why traditional non-smartphone PDA's like Palm Pilots have disappeared. It is clear that a lot of people want the contacts and calendar function of a PDA, but don't want to pay a monthly data charge...something like a Palm Pilot would be perfect for them.

But anyway, what I really objected to in the post was the statement that the Pre was released 'too late', this is the same thing that people say about Windows Phone 7, or Blackberry OS 7 and all sorts of other things....

But there is no such thing as 'too late' to enter a market, to say that it's 'too late' suggests that the smartphone market is going remain the way it is now forever, until the heat of the death of the universe in a state of permanent stasis....clearly that is poppycock.

Coke and Pepsi have been around for over 100 years, but if you have a good idea, it is still not 'too late' to introduce a new soft drink brand.

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