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Patk0317
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re: Retiring HP exec talks innovation, WebOS
Patk0317   11/28/2011 10:36:34 PM
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If you cannot be #1 #2 or #3 in an industry then you shouldn't be in it unless you have a secure niche (making military grade stuff for example), or a good chance of displacing one of the top guys. IMHO after the dust settles it will be Android, then iOS followed by a Windows OS and no profitable place for a 4th or 5th OS.

selinz
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re: Retiring HP exec talks innovation, WebOS
selinz   11/28/2011 8:59:56 PM
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It's interesting what's going on with the Blackberry tablets at the moment. big price drops, Best buy cancelling orders... Same fate?

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re: Retiring HP exec talks innovation, WebOS
docdivakar   11/28/2011 8:10:20 PM
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Taking a page from Mr. Phil McKinney's playbook, after re-strategizing HP,, one should allow Meg Whitman not to become a prey for the Rule of 18! But I see what @Fidolido is saying -HP could become a worthy competitor to a post-Jobs Apple! MP Divakar

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re: Retiring HP exec talks innovation, WebOS
chanj0   11/28/2011 6:33:00 PM
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If HP decides to abandon WebOS, opening it up to the OpenSource community may not be a bad idea.

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re: Retiring HP exec talks innovation, WebOS
Fidolido   11/28/2011 5:26:10 PM
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I'm not a CEO and I don't know what the future holds down the line in terms of profits... but I think in the long run, it could be worth the time and effort. a competitor to Apple.

Fidolido
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re: Retiring HP exec talks innovation, WebOS
Fidolido   11/28/2011 5:24:42 PM
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If they can develop WebOS to be more Linux based, it would allow a larger following and more compatibility. The system is fast, and easier to use, and battery life for the current units is great. as a tablet, it could use some refining but as a competitor, it's a tiger. I wouldn't mind a better browser for the current WebOS but for what it's currently worth, it does what I need.... I like the fact that the most popular game out there has been ported to the WebOS platform.... Angry Birds.... lol

rick merritt
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re: Retiring HP exec talks innovation, WebOS
rick merritt   11/28/2011 5:14:35 PM
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Zaphod42 was right, Whitman gave herself until early December to decide what to do with WebOS...So sound off: What do you think she should do?

rick merritt
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re: Retiring HP exec talks innovation, WebOS
rick merritt   11/28/2011 5:13:35 PM
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I checked around and you are right. Whitman gave herself until early December to decide what to do with WebOS. I updated the story.

zaphod42
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re: Retiring HP exec talks innovation, WebOS
zaphod42   11/28/2011 3:42:01 PM
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Likely dead, based on what? Even if that were obvious, it shouldn't be reported as fact. There has been enough misinformation thrown around concerning this issue. hp killed webOS hardware, and the software decision is forthcoming. It could still be sold, licensed, spun (doubtful), or fed to the open source community (double-doubtful). BTW - The 4-week deadline that Meg set is actually 12/6, I believe, so it could be another week.

kineard
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re: Retiring HP exec talks innovation, WebOS
kineard   11/28/2011 2:01:23 PM
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The writer is correct. WebOS is likely dead. The board and ceo of HP have marginalized webOS to the point that financially it would be very expensive to resorect it and HP's board has already shown that it was unwilling to make the financial or long term commitment to make webOS successful.

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