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HP Exec Promises "Great Things" for webOS

hp palm rahul sood HP's Rahul Sood has become something of a WebOS + "cool stuff" evangelist as of late, vocally and enthusiastically promoting the pending fruits from the collaborative efforts between HP and Palm. In his latest personal blog post, "This is not a test...", he clarifies the skewed speculation regarding some of his recent palm hyping Tweets and, most interestingly, reveals a few possible tidbits about the time line we are facing for new WebOS-powered hardware.

In short, Mr. Sood promises a variety of new hardware and form-factors over the next twelve months, some coming sooner than others. He asserts that HP & Palm's window of opportunity has not closed and they can easily retake lost ground with enough quality product and innovations. He states that even the WebOS defectors, many likely jumping ship to Android and iOS after the one-year release of the original Sprint Pre, "…will be back once they see the breadth of product coming out of HP in the future."

He concludes his rather lengthy blog post with a summary of his most pertinent points:

Once again I will summarize what I said above;

HP Palm is working on both smartphones and other web-connected devices.
HP Palm is committed to delivering webOS on a wide range of devices.
I don't believe the "window of opportunity" ever really closes in this business. As long as there's innovation, there's always a window in.
If you're a developer, why not take a day to port your game over to Palm for some additional gravy and a chance to win some big cash?
Verizon & AT&T 1.4.5 FTW!
Until a press release is issued, we can't talk about it.
Stay tuned, and thanks for the patience and support...and thanks for keeping the candle lit!

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falling even further behind

Gekko @ 9/18/2010 4:55:59 PM # Q

"The world is changing at such a rapid rate that waiting to implement changes will leave you two steps behind."

RE: falling even further behind
LiveFaith @ 9/18/2010 5:14:46 PM # Q
Will this be game changing hardware too?
Pat Horne
RE: falling even further behind
Gekko @ 9/18/2010 5:32:51 PM # Q

yes - because HP and Palm are both known for releasing "game changing hardware". why would that change now?

look at all of the cutting edge killer innovative Palm and HP smartphones that are on the market now. i think you can expect more of the same.

and 1 + 1 = 9.

just keep the faith - "great things are coming" just you wait and see.

good night, Reverend.


RE: falling even further behind
LiveFaith @ 9/20/2010 5:53:09 PM # Q
Thanks for the encouragement Gekko.
Pat Horne
RE: falling even further behind
mikecane @ 9/21/2010 2:33:17 PM # Q
>>>and 1 + 1 = 9.

Eejit! And i thought you were in Finance. Any damned banker will tell you that 1+1 = 11!

RE: falling even further behind
gmayhak @ 9/21/2010 4:13:27 PM # Q
Nope, equals 3

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RE: falling even further behind
StrawMan @ 9/22/2010 1:02:31 AM # Q
>>> Eejit! And i thought you were in Finance. Any damned banker will tell you that 1+1 = 11!

Tut, tut, tut!
Any investment banker will tell you that 1+1=
4 for me
0 for you ("Clients are Bambi, we shoot Bambi")
-2 for the tax payer

RE: falling even further behind
mikecane @ 9/22/2010 5:20:20 AM # Q
See, this is why things are in a mess. Basic math skills are lacking!
RE: falling even further behind
ozz @ 9/24/2010 7:15:23 AM # Q
There are 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary and those who don't.

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comforted

linds @ 9/22/2010 8:57:52 AM # Q
I feel so comforted that someone at HP has finally promised us "great things" for Palm. We just haven't had this kind of talk for so long
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PalmInfoCenter being listed as 'Attack Site' in Google & Firefox

jeffhoward001 @ 9/22/2010 12:58:14 PM # Q
Just so you know, both Google and Firefox are listing you as an "attack site".
Tungsten T --> Palm TX --> TX & Centro (Good combo so far!)
RE: PalmInfoCenter being listed as 'Attack Site' in Google & Firefox
Ryan @ 9/22/2010 1:35:18 PM # Q
An attacker got into an area of the site and briefly was able to inject something that set off the malware warning. I was alerted by an email from Google and I promptly disabled the component and cleared up the mischievous attack.

I am no longer using the affected component and there is no malware on the site that I am aware of. I am still not certain what the exploit did when it was active but this is a known issue/attack going around.

I have sent a request into Google to clear out the warning but I am unsure how long this will take.

-Ryan (admin)

RE: PalmInfoCenter being listed as 'Attack Site' in Google & Firefox
richf @ 9/23/2010 7:03:50 AM # Q
Just heard the all clear siren. No more attack warning.
Have a nice day!
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I can't wait any longer

mwrob @ 9/23/2010 8:57:38 AM # Q
Sorry, I'm switching to iPhone. If I knew there was a new WebOS device on the horizon, I'd wait a little while. But, I don't want to wait forever.
RE: I can't wait any longer
Tuckermaclain @ 9/23/2010 4:10:34 PM # M Q
Agreed. I have moved from a centre to an Evo for a month now. The Evo is a great device but I still carry a tx for PIM
RE: I can't wait any longer
mwrob @ 9/24/2010 2:19:27 PM # Q
As much as I hated leaving Sprint, I heard too many bad things about Evo battery life, that and the size is too big for me. But, it's definitely a cool phone.

PIM on iPhone is pretty good. Not quite the Zen of Palm but not far off. Using Calengoo to sync with Google calendar and tasks works great, has pretty useful views on iPhone, and having the information accessible from any computer is handy too. If you need more functionality for tasks, Toodledo is a great application.

I do miss the hardware keyboard though, my thumbs are all thumbs on the on screen keyboard.
Mike

windows of opportunity
nastebu @ 9/24/2010 4:10:15 PM # Q
In some very general sense, I think he's right about the window of opportunity never quite closing. If they put out a good enough product, the market will be there. It's just that waiting too long makes it a whole lot harder.
RE: I can't wait any longer
rpa @ 9/25/2010 8:23:08 PM # Q
I am out of time too....the old Centro is starting to die so the iPhone seems the easiest choice especially since I am using a MacBook Pro and want to sync to it. Android is a work in progress, Nokia's MeeGo is still in the future and HP is, well, whatever.
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falling even further behind

davidmiller589 @ 9/27/2010 11:59:28 PM # Q
i like HP mobiles and Using Calengoo to sync with Google calendar and tasks works great, has pretty useful views on iPhone also
this blog very nice keep it up wanna
david miller
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RE: Windows of Opportunity

ssid12 @ 9/28/2010 6:30:30 AM # Q
Windows never close fully just like nastebu said. Look what Blackberry just showed off... the BB Playbook.

If the BB Playbook does everything BB says it can, then BB has a real winner.... Looks like the best of webOS and iOS, mashed up to create their new UI... with webOS like card view system for multitasking. I'm surprised mikecane hasn't been gushing over this...

RE: Windows of Opportunity
jca666us @ 9/30/2010 3:03:13 PM # M Q
Playbook is smoke & mirrors at this point.

no actual hardware was demonstrated - the commercial was not showing actual screenshots - just cgi effects shots.

Three big questions: battery life, price, and actual availability.

for something to be released in "early 2011" I'm a bit surprised.

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HP webos sales target

BaalthazaaR @ 9/29/2010 10:40:32 AM # Q
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jca666us @ 10/1/2010 12:01:41 AM # Q
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17 days and no new posts

linds @ 10/2/2010 6:40:58 PM # Q
I guess no news is good news?
RE: 17 days and no new posts
richf @ 10/4/2010 11:41:31 AM # Q
Hey, couldn't you guys just fight among yourselves so I have something to read. The quiet is deafening here.
Have a nice day!
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dead platform
Gekko @ 10/4/2010 1:37:49 PM # Q

dead platform. what do you expect?

did you see the creep HP hired? he makes MikeCon look normal.

http://info.abril.com.br/aberto/infonews/fotos/Leo-Apotheker-sap-20100208145654.jpg

RE: 17 days and no new posts
Gekko @ 10/4/2010 1:38:54 PM # Q

p.s. keep him away from children and small animals!

RE: 17 days and no new posts
mikecane @ 10/4/2010 3:51:54 PM # Q
LMAO!!! Is that really him? I didn't even bother to read about him. He looks like a scary Steve Jobs twin!

And of course there haven't been any posts. What's there to post about?!

I pop in every day, see no new Comments -- or ones worth replying to -- and pop out again, silently.

RE: 17 days and no new posts
Gekko @ 10/4/2010 3:59:28 PM # Q
>I pop in every day, see no new Comments -- or ones worth replying to -- and pop out again, silently.

waiting.....and watching....

RE: 17 days and no new posts
Gekko @ 10/4/2010 4:12:17 PM # Q
RE: 17 days and no new posts
CADJedi @ 10/5/2010 11:40:05 AM # Q

Its NOT that the platform is dead, its just that this site is dead.

What Palm enthusiast wants to start a discussion only to be greeted with...
"it's too late for Palm..."
"Palm is in a death spiral..."
"final nail in the Palm coffin..."
"everyone has moved on and so should you..."

Blah, blah, blah...

Its no fun here. Go to Pre|Central where there is lively discussion on the forums daily, hundreds of posts worth, and fresh news gets added multiple times a week. They report on the many new apps in the catalog and the tons of development being done by the homebrew community. For a dead platform there sure is a lot of action over there. It just goes to show you how well the WebOS community can thrive if not being shouted down everyday. Its a great place if you actually want to USE your PalmPre and get things done... grand standing "would be prophets" need not apply.

Sad 'cause PIC used to be my favorite site.

oh well!
Eric

RE: 17 days and no new posts
Gekko @ 10/5/2010 2:01:59 PM # Q

fun? you want fun? sorry that i'm not telling you want you want to hear. you want fantasy but i only have reality. Precentral is filled with a bunch of lowlife kool aid drinking bottom feeder bible thumpers so i bet you fit in just great.

RE: 17 days and no new posts
Tuckermaclain @ 10/6/2010 7:27:28 PM # Q
Where is the best site now for Palm OS news and gossip? I really am not interested in news about the iphone, Android, WebOS and other non-PalmOS stuff. Anybody?
RE: 17 days and no new posts
Gekko @ 10/6/2010 7:41:40 PM # Q
PalmOS? news and gossip?

it's a dead platform, pal. forget the horse & buggy. it's not coming back!

RE: 17 days and no new posts
hkklife @ 10/6/2010 8:13:10 PM # Q
I'm going to have to side with Gekko on this one. PIC still has more "fresh" Palm OS content than any other site. You're pretty much otherwise reduced to community-type forums these days.

I scour all of the usual sites on a weekly (sometimes more often) for ANY and ALL Palm OS news. Sad to say, it's 99% dead these days. No app updates, nothing new other than the occasional piece of total junkware from PalmGear. And there's certainly no new hardware or accessories coming out save for the PDA32. And nearly all of the longtime Palm OS stalwarts such as SplashData, Dataviz, Kinoma, Normsoft, Handmark, Astraware have either closed up shop, stopped supporting/updating their Palm OS stuff. Some sites have removed all of their old Palm OS stuff completely!

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but that's just how it is nowadays.
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Centros on Boost Mobile

gmayhak @ 10/3/2010 11:54:50 AM # Q
This is kinda interesting, there is a guy on ebay that can convert your Sprint Centro to Boost Mobile ($50/month unlimited talk, text, web) for 25 bucks and there are now zillions of Centros on ebay under $100, some under $50!

Centros also make great little PDAs without a data plan.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Convert-Your-Sprint-Palm-Centro-Treo-Onto-Boost-Mobile-/260660547730?pt=Cell_Phones&hash=item3cb0945092#ht_1000wt_888
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RE: Centros on Boost Mobile
linds @ 10/4/2010 7:11:11 AM # Q
wow, I wonder when/if he will convert android phones, that would be a killer deal.


RE: Centros on Boost Mobile
hkklife @ 10/4/2010 9:17:44 AM # Q
Well, the Motorola i1 is already "officially" on Boost, though it lacks lots of modern niceties such as a 3.5mm headphone jack, a high-res screen (it's got 3.1" 320x480), and is still running Android 1.5.

IMHO, the Kyocera Zio is the frontrunner for desirable prepaid Android devices. However, I have to say that seeing all of the small but near-constant data usage that goes on in the background with Android, I'd have to be paying per Mb for my data usage. If I was using a pre-paid Android device, I'd definitely probably keep as much as possible turned off and use it with wi-fi whenever possible. My data usage with a Droid 1 has been hovering around 2.5GB each month and in the one month I've had my Droid X, it's around 3Gb, primarily due to do Pandora/Slacker/YouTube streaming when in the car.


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forget the horse & buggy!
Gekko @ 10/4/2010 1:34:02 PM # Q

forget the horse & buggy!

it's not coming back!!!

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