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Old 03-12-2013, 05:39 PM   #16
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Hmm. Maybe webOS will get a new update and maybe be a player in the smartphone world again.
"Again" would imply that it was ever a player in the first place. Instead of perpetually showing up a day late and a dollar short.
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But it's great for embedded systems (such as TVs) which is the way that LG's going to use it.
Definitely interested in seeing what they do with it. The cards were(are) a nice feature.
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I have a blackberry Z 10, and one can see vestiges of webos in BB10. One of the differences with Blackberry vs HP and WebOS, is that BB has a worldwide subscriber base, and money in the war chest to launch the new platform and OS. (Keeping my fingers crossed for the US launch.)
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I have a blackberry Z 10, and one can see vestiges of webos in BB10. One of the differences with Blackberry vs HP and WebOS, is that BB has a worldwide subscriber base, and money in the war chest to launch the new platform and OS. (Keeping my fingers crossed for the US launch.)
I suspect it is too late for BB in the US market. They pulled a Palm and sat on their backsides too long and were not able to get a new OS out in time to save themselves. WebOS never made it to the Palm devices. Just a few years ago BB ruled the corporate and government markets because they were so secure, among other reasons. But now they have been mostly replaced by iPhones in those markets and there is no way in heck the new BB will compete in the consumer arena. They are too late to the game with very few apps. Soon there will be another tombstone next to Palm's in the tech cemetery.

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Man WebOs was the garbage software. LG was the garbage hardware.
Glad they met up. I know LG is getting better but still, who would buy this/e(combination)?

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Man WebOs was the garbage software. LG was the garbage hardware.
Glad they met up. I know LG is getting better but still, who would buy this/e(combination)?
You must have used a different WebOS, perhaps 1.0 or 2.0? 3.4-3.5 were great. The OS was years ahead of iOS and Android. Just HP's stupidity ruined it. Ridiculous pricing, the wireless charging which made it really big, extremely limited language support, and they forgot to pay the big app developers.
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I suspect it is too late for BB in the US market. They pulled a Palm and sat on their backsides too long and were not able to get a new OS out in time to save themselves. WebOS never made it to the Palm devices. Just a few years ago BB ruled the corporate and government markets because they were so secure, among other reasons. But now they have been mostly replaced by iPhones in those markets and there is no way in heck the new BB will compete in the consumer arena. They are too late to the game with very few apps. Soon there will be another tombstone next to Palm's in the tech cemetery.
I wouldn't be so sure. Unlike Palm, Blackberry seems to know who their user base is, and seems to be giving them what they want (good keyboards and messaging). Plus, unlike Microsoft, people actually like Blackberry.

I think that they have at the very least bought themselves a few more years.
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