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Old 08-18-2011, 03:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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.

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Old 08-18-2011, 04:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 08-18-2011, 04:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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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.

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But RIM doesn't have anybody who can dance like this: Steve Ballmer "Dance Monkeyboy" video
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Default 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.
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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.
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Wow.
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I love Ballmer's passion. And his mad skills on the dance floor of course!
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I love Ballmer's passion. And his mad skills on the dance floor of course!
You mean this

Steve Ballmer going crazy - YouTube
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That's be the one! Like an angry chimp, but passionate none the less.
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You dummies, Google will take over everything that it cannot buy. Assume the position!
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All your personal information belongs to Google.
All hail Google.
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You dummies, Google will take over everything that it cannot buy. Assume the position!
Have you ever seen Robert Wuhl's "Assume the Position" on HBO? Great stuff! Especially the story of "plucking yew".
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All your personal information belongs to Google.
All hail Google.
You forgot Facebook, now Google's archrival.
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So we should poke Google or will they poke us?
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I'd rather see Google and Facebook poke each other until one or both of them are out.
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I'd rather see Google and Facebook poke each other until one or both of them are out.
Preferably Facebook will be poked out
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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.
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Wow. Only Argon is smart.
Amazing.
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Wow. Only Argon is smart.
Amazing.
You don't think WebOS would be a good buy for RIM?
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