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HP Still Does Not Know What to Do With webOS

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November 9, 2011 6:05:36 PM

oh, gosh...I thought I was messed up...
November 9, 2011 6:19:34 PM

"HP Still Does Not Know What to Do With webOS"

That makes 3 of us ;) 
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November 9, 2011 6:22:17 PM

sell it for $99!
November 9, 2011 6:24:12 PM

This is why she gets paid the BIG BUCKS!!

Wait... wasn't she running for office? Oh yeah, she's a tea-bagger.

She's marginally smarter than the last moron.

HP = no confidence.
November 9, 2011 6:40:47 PM

... HP Still Does Not Know What to Do With webOS? Sell it to apple!!!
November 9, 2011 6:41:20 PM

I loved my Palm Treo. I loved my Palm Pre. I eventually had to switch to Android because there was no app support for WebOS, largely because there also was no hardware support for that absolutely garbage hunk of plastic. The OS was phenominal and I still miss it almost daily trying to use my Android handset, but Palm released it on junk equipment with no real support. HP bought it and did absolutely nothing with it, then destroyed what little confidence there was in the brand as fast as possible. Then they killed it, brought it back, killed it again, hinted that they wanted to revive it more, talked about selling it, held onto it, talked about killing it again, decided not to close that division, offered incentives to developers, and now want to kill it again, or maybe not.

Good god! I love WebOS, but I'm wishing they'd just kill it cleanly rather than defiling the corpse month after month.
November 9, 2011 6:48:47 PM

"HP Still Does Not Know What to Do With HP"... give HP Apple or iOS and they ll ruine it in a month.
November 9, 2011 6:53:31 PM

samsung, ibm or even NINTENDO should buy WebOS. It s by far the only serious alternative to iOS. Android is pure inconsistency, fragmentation and offers a user experience that is below the first iphone standards
November 9, 2011 8:33:33 PM

Nintendo could use a bump in mobile handset gaming with their portable gaming dominance is now cracking. webOS would really fit in magically considering Nintendo is (or was) big in portable gaming. They could use their powerful global brand and meld that with the promise of webOS.

To be fair, webOS was not a failure. It didn't have the right convective ecosystem from that of HP and Palm was already running on fumes when it was conceived. HP's only innovation to add was to integrate webOS to its printers? Oh wow!

So if Nintendo wakes up and smell the coffee they would contact Meg and make a fair offer for webOS and move that division to Seattle (or San Diego for that matter where I am ;) 
November 9, 2011 9:06:58 PM

The further adventures of a clueless company. Can't figure out what to do with Web OS ? Really??

Sort of reminds me of Apple before Steve came back..
No vision..
November 9, 2011 9:14:25 PM

HP Still Does Not Know What to Do With webOS

ROFL, I nearly choked with laughter when I read the title... kind of describes what I think of the whole thing :D  Imagine HP staff sitting there for hours, staring at rows of TouchPads: "Hmm, what do we do with this $h!t?" :lol: 
November 10, 2011 1:00:39 AM

TheCapuletHP needs to innovate. Markets are stagnant, and selling an innovative software portfolio because it's risky will not help them in the long run. If webOS doesn't help them in that regard, than something else will. But selling it at this point will result in a massive loss, and keeping it will force them to continue thinking ahead.

November 10, 2011 1:29:14 AM

HP Still Does Not Know What to Do With webOS

Freeware and opensource.
November 10, 2011 3:38:09 AM

Please, let's rest the webOS news for a's getting somewhat obnoxious.
November 10, 2011 5:05:18 AM

"It's really important to me to make the right decision, not the fast decision,"

Is that a crack at Leo? haha
November 10, 2011 5:07:50 AM

License WebOS to others don't sell it. I am sure a lot of companies don't want to go to google route.

And there is a lot of chinese companies that will put anything on their mobile devices.
November 10, 2011 9:58:27 AM

WebOS has no future unless they license it out to partners for a very low cost (just enough to help offset R&D). And it should be offered for free to the general public. The reason being that it will never compete with iOS or Win 8 or Android if HP is the only company using it. HP is not Apple and can not sustain its own OS.
November 10, 2011 11:52:48 AM

I say give it to Hulk. He will smash it and then it will be awesome. Think of how thin it could be? I bet he would like a VERY resistive touch screen... So many funcionalities... When Hulk opens Iris and says "Hulk smash!" it replies "Iris scores an ace".

Enough bull__it for now. I'd like to have all mobile OSs in one helluva powerful tablet.