Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Feb 2011 19:39 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It was HP/Palm's - or, as I sould say, HP's - big day today. After a period of silence, the company unveiled three new webOS products - two phones, and a tablet. The Veer, a small but capable 'mini-Pre', the Pre 3, an updated version of the Pre with a 1.4Ghz processor, and finally, finally, finally, the webOS tablet: the HP TouchPad.
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Can't wait till summer!
by mweichert on Thu 10th Feb 2011 13:34 UTC
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It feels like I've been waiting and waiting to see what HP would do with Palm. After the acquisition, I was telling everyone "HP is gonna do great things with Palm; you'll see - webOS is superior!" and then had everyone point and laugh when they released the Pre2... what a disappointment. Finally, we're starting to see some good comes come out of all of this. I don't know what I want.. Pre3, TouchPad, or both, but I'm getting something! ;)

Have to say though, it's better incredibly tough for a guy that only keeps on top of the mobile news once or twice a month to know which platform to go with these days. Nokia is out, though once in a while I'm intrigued about developing with Qt Mobile, but iOS, webOS, and Android all are fairly comparable and have their own strengths and weaknesses. If webOS had more exposure, and was available on multiple devices, then I think personally had has the potential to really take off. I think HP understood this when they decided to take webOS to PCs and laptops, hoping to get more large-screen apps to help with creating a presence in the tablet market.

It's very exciting right now in the world of mobile development. It's times like these I'm glad I decided on the career of a software developer because it's absolutely impossible for me to become bored in such a rapidly evolving playground.


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