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rambo47 08-18-2011 03:38 PM

Buh-bye Palm!
 
Looks like HP is shutting down all operations for hardware that runs WebOS. Their tablet sales were an unmitigated disaster and they simply have no ability to get new hardware out in a reasonable length of time.

HP Pulls Plug on webOS Hardware, Leaves OS Future in Doubt - Ina Fried - Mobile - AllThingsD

NJBlackBerry 08-18-2011 04:07 PM

Re: Buh-bye Palm!
 
They had a wonderful first mover advantage, with a strong and loyal customer base. Palm forgot how to innovate, and HP had no idea what to do with it.

I hope some folks in Waterloo are paying attention.

ArgonNJ 08-18-2011 04:47 PM

Re: Buh-bye Palm!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NJBlackBerry (Post 1739042)
They had a wonderful first mover advantage, with a strong and loyal customer base. Palm forgot how to innovate, and HP had no idea what to do with it.

I hope some folks in Waterloo are paying attention.

You could very easily replace Palm with RIM as RIM seems to be following the Palm playbook to a tee.

Similarities:
Palm was an early leader in the smartphone arena, RIM was a leader in the smartphone area.
Palm stagnated with both their software and hardware, promised new OS and hardware was coming, delays followed. RIM, the same.
Palm develops a tablet (folio) that need to tether with Palm device, RIM introduces Playbook, early models need to tether with BB device. Folio never ships, Playbook is a flop.
Palm's new OS finally emerges, too little too late, Palm is sold to HP, HP buries WebOS, RIM's OS finally ships...

See where I'm going.

rambo47 08-18-2011 04:57 PM

Re: Buh-bye Palm!
 
But RIM doesn't have anybody who can dance like this: Steve Ballmer "Dance Monkeyboy" video

NJBlackBerry 08-18-2011 05:27 PM

Re: Buh-bye Palm!
 
Argon, the fanboy with no loyalty, chimes in.

I presume you love WP7. With no customizable ringtones, and an inability to see hidden WiFi network. They don't even have an OCS/Lync client, And made by the company with the worst reputation for smartphones.

I'm sure you had a Palm, too.

ArgonNJ 08-18-2011 05:33 PM

Re: Buh-bye Palm!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rambo47 (Post 1739052)
But RIM doesn't have anybody who can dance like this: Steve Ballmer "Dance Monkeyboy" video

You may not like him or his company, but MS is more successful then RIM will ever be.

NJBlackBerry 08-18-2011 06:51 PM

Re: Buh-bye Palm!
 
Wow.

rambo47 08-18-2011 08:56 PM

Re: Buh-bye Palm!
 
I love Ballmer's passion. And his mad skills on the dance floor of course!

ArgonNJ 08-19-2011 01:42 AM

Re: Buh-bye Palm!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rambo47 (Post 1739095)
I love Ballmer's passion. And his mad skills on the dance floor of course!

You mean this

Steve Ballmer going crazy - YouTube

rambo47 08-19-2011 09:16 AM

Re: Buh-bye Palm!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ArgonNJ (Post 1739130)

That's be the one! Like an angry chimp, but passionate none the less.

TBOLTRAM 08-19-2011 09:30 AM

Re: Buh-bye Palm!
 
You dummies, Google will take over everything that it cannot buy. Assume the position! :razz:

NJBlackBerry 08-19-2011 09:35 AM

Re: Buh-bye Palm!
 
All your personal information belongs to Google.
All hail Google.

rambo47 08-19-2011 10:00 AM

Re: Buh-bye Palm!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TBOLTRAM (Post 1739187)
You dummies, Google will take over everything that it cannot buy. Assume the position! :razz:

Have you ever seen Robert Wuhl's "Assume the Position" on HBO? Great stuff! Especially the story of "plucking yew". :smile:

daphne 08-19-2011 10:05 PM

Re: Buh-bye Palm!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NJBlackBerry (Post 1739188)
All your personal information belongs to Google.
All hail Google.

You forgot Facebook, now Google's archrival.

NJBlackBerry 08-19-2011 10:10 PM

Re: Buh-bye Palm!
 
So we should poke Google or will they poke us?

daphne 08-20-2011 01:42 AM

Re: Buh-bye Palm!
 
I'd rather see Google and Facebook poke each other until one or both of them are out.

devnull 08-20-2011 06:50 AM

Re: Buh-bye Palm!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by daphne (Post 1739308)
I'd rather see Google and Facebook poke each other until one or both of them are out.

Preferably Facebook will be poked out (y)

ArgonNJ 08-21-2011 01:52 PM

Re: Buh-bye Palm!
 
If RIM was smart, they would buy WebOS. Works well with both tablets and handhelds and unlike QNX, is already proven to work well and has small base of developers already. However, based on past history, RIM is not smart and I predict will ultimately fail on their present course.

NJBlackBerry 08-21-2011 02:41 PM

Re: Buh-bye Palm!
 
Wow. Only Argon is smart.
Amazing.

ArgonNJ 08-21-2011 02:50 PM

Re: Buh-bye Palm!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NJBlackBerry (Post 1739607)
Wow. Only Argon is smart.
Amazing.

You don't think WebOS would be a good buy for RIM?


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