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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RE[2]: Not for webOS
by Nelson on Wed 9th Jan 2013 19:56 UTC in reply to "RE: Not for webOS"
Nelson
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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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RE[3]: Not for webOS
by MOS6510 on Wed 9th Jan 2013 20:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Not for webOS"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

You are probably right.

My theory is that a new OS only has a chance if it's cheap and runs on cheap phones. The expensive brands aren't to be found in poor countries, these will love cheap smart phones. If they get a following there there could be a chance of them moving in to the richer countries.

I don't think the targeted audience of WebOS is located in poor countries.

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