Linked by the_randymon on Wed 9th Jan 2013 09:26 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless This week the folks on the webOS forum got into an interesting and productive discussion about how webOS can fit into the current world where iOS and Android seem to have completely stitched up the market. Even Windows Phone 8 is having trouble getting a toe-hold! But there is hope.
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Not for webOS
by Nelson on Wed 9th Jan 2013 17:37 UTC
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

Hell no.

Phone OSes are probably the hardest ecosystems to bootstrap. Unless you're lucky and fill a void (Like iPhone and then Android did), you have to claw your way into relevance, inch by inch.

Windows Phone can do it because of Microsoft's massive resources, but I have no faith in webOS.

Right now I think Jolla and Ubuntu have the biggest potential to success outside of Windows Phone.

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RE: Not for webOS
by MOS6510 on Wed 9th Jan 2013 19:31 in reply to "Not for webOS"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12


Right now I think Jolla and Ubuntu have the biggest potential to success outside of Windows Phone.


You're in an optimistic mood.

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RE[2]: Not for webOS
by Nelson on Wed 9th Jan 2013 19:56 in reply to "RE: Not for webOS"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Its mainly because I think China at least gives them a snowballs chance, but its a window which dwindles every day.

Whereas I could envision a future with the aforementioned OSes, I absolutely cannot see webOS existing much longer.

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