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3/14/2011 09:11 PM EDT
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re: HP plans cloud, WebOS on PCs
eewiz   3/16/2011 5:37:34 AM
Pre-loading WebOS HP PCs is very smart move. Customers who are hesitant to try WebOS, will get a free copy when they buy an HP notebook. They try and play with it and if they like it they can go and buy an HP tablet/smartphone. Also more motivation for web-os app developers due to the large market size. Where does it leave Windows & windows phone 7?

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re: HP plans cloud, WebOS on PCs
goafrit   3/15/2011 6:30:03 PM
Cloud is going to become fragmented industry like the utilizes with undue regulations.The more it diffuses, the more few players will be in it.

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re: HP plans cloud, WebOS on PCs
rick merritt   3/15/2011 6:36:34 AM
The world is going to smartphones and cloud services in a big way. HP is not trying to lead this so much as not be left in the dust--and if it tries to tie its WebOS devices to its cloud services, it would not be the first attempted vendor lock in.

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alan.varghese   3/15/2011 12:44:58 AM
The benefit of Cloud computing is that you can store info in the cloud, and access it from anywhere, with any device. But HPs WebOS and Cloud computing strategy seems to require the consumer use an HP device. This strategy may work for the enterprise which uses all HP laptops, WebOS as their Cloud computing strategy, and HP handhelds for the workforce. But, its not possible to use an operating system/Cloud computing to force consumers to buy a certain device. In addition the performance of applications is tied to the capabilities of the underlying chipset & processor platform. Applications written for WebOS on a PC platform, may not function as well on a handheld device. A third issue is that increase in Cloud-based computing could move users to smaller devices, affecting HPs strong laptop business. (This is not a concern for competitors such as IBM or Oracle).

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