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Top message:  WebOS by Slammer   Sep 21, 2011, 11:14 AM

Replying to:  webOS is good, yes but... by iDont Care   Sep 21, 2011, 2:22 PM

Re: webOS is good, yes but...

by 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 succeed and many still do. HP failed on what many were waiting for. While there may be no room for a slew of operating systems, there is definitely room for great ones such as WebOS. However, It WAS indeed the cheap hardware and lack of marketing that was killing the system. There were so many that were in tune with how smooth and elegant this system is. The hardware simply lost touch with what this system is about. This turned many people off. I, as well as many others, were hoping HP would bolster the hardware and push it to the masses. It didn't happen. We hoped for better marketing. It didn't happen. We hoped for better developer integration. It didn't happen. HP had no idea what gem they had in their hands so they didn't implement the system full out. To HP, It was simply an addition to the intellectual property they acquired from the purchase of Palm. They didn't take WebOS seriously. They didn't treat it as the highest asset it would've been. The people that love the system, were waiting for hardware upgrades. They didn't stop caring. The company that was supposed to capitalize on the product; Didn't care.

As popular as Android and ios is, I would drop them in a heartbeat if someone would see WebOS as it is and make it viable. HP didn't play the game right. Apple did and so did Android. MARKETING(I can't stress that enough) coupled with a great hardware design is what WebOS needed. HP failed on these accounts.

John B.

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