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Slammer

Sep 21, 2011, 11:14 AM
The decision to prematurely dump WebOS, was a huge mistake. This platform is worthy of so much. HP had a chance to propel WebOS into a viable position for developers and place it as the top OS in the world. I banked that with HP being the largest PC maker in the world, would've brought out the full potential in WebOS in marketing, sales and operational characteristics of what it had to offer.

I'm embarrassed for this company and feel getting rid of this CEO, is the only smart move they've made this year.

John B.
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Dreyfous23

Sep 21, 2011, 11:54 AM
John B. I felt the same way but I also feared that HP was just buying a competitor to just get them out of the way with the way the handle this entire mess.
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Jayshmay

Sep 21, 2011, 12:17 PM
Meg Whitman is a good CEO, she did a good job with ebay.
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landmarkcm

Sep 21, 2011, 12:30 PM
Very Well said.
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tacmus

Sep 21, 2011, 12:43 PM
my exact thoughts Smile
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iDont Care

Sep 21, 2011, 2:22 PM
No one wants it. It's not the hardware. NO ONE CARES. There just wasn't enough room in an already crowded market to compete. What is it that you people can't comprehend??? Sprint and Palm. Two loser companies put together don't make a win. You have understand this from a business perspective.

Windows Phone 7 was on phones with 1Ghz processors and big a$$ 4.3" screens and it was still a hard sell. The Pre was released at a time when it was on par to the Android devices out at the time. What was it, G1 and the myTouch 3G??? Of course webOS was far superior to Android but guess what? The public made their decision. They don't want webOS. They want iOS and Android. Case closed.
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HawkeyeOC

Sep 21, 2011, 4:26 PM
iDont Care said:
No one wants it. It's not the hardware. NO ONE CARES. There just wasn't enough room in an already crowded market to compete. What is it that you people can't comprehend??? Sprint and Palm. Two loser companies put together don't make a win. You have understand this from a business perspective.

Windows Phone 7 was on phones with 1Ghz processors and big a$$ 4.3" screens and it was still a hard sell. The Pre was released at a time when it was on par to the Android devices out at the time. What was it, G1 and the myTouch 3G??? Of course webOS was far superior to Android but guess what? The public made their decision. They don't want webOS. They want iOS and Android. Case closed.




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Slammer

Sep 21, 2011, 5:40 PM
---" No one wants it. It's not the hardware. NO ONE CARES. There just wasn't enough room in an already crowded market to compete. What is it that you people can't comprehend??? Sprint and Palm. Two loser companies put together don't make a win. You have understand this from a business perspective."---

I actually comprehend more than you think. I also have the right to sound off my opinion as stated. This is also not the first time you've taken my posts out of context. If you read it correctly, you would see that it is HP I am angry about. I'm well aware of WebOS's position and what fight was lost. That is not were my anger sits.

Yes, I care for the loss of WebOS. However, my rant is this:

A good percentage did want WebOS to succe...
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tacmus

Sep 21, 2011, 6:22 PM
i still have hopes with HTC Very Happy
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tacmus

Sep 21, 2011, 6:23 PM
TROLL ALERT! Laughing
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T Bone

Sep 21, 2011, 10:02 PM
After the TouchPad was killed, HP sold 300,000 of them in two days, they then promptly ordered 200,000 which will no doubt sell out almost immediately.

That's 500,000 sold AFTER the product was killed. Which is amazing by any reasonable standard.

This proves that there IS interest in webOS.

And don't say 'they just bought it because it was cheap', there are TONS of equally cheap Android tablets on the shelves RIGHT NOW that aren't selling.

People flocked to snatch up TouchPads because they were interested in webOS......and these sales proven that if HP had made half an effort they could have made webOS a success.
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