[OT] Can someone help me acquire a HP TouchPad?

Andre Garzia andre at andregarzia.com
Tue Aug 23 21:19:00 EDT 2011


Chipp,

They priced the TouchPad to high and released it with a poor version of
WebOS. Had they released it with a better pricing and WebOS 3.0.2, things
would be better... Also killing it after 48 days is a bit too much.
Meanwhile they tricked all of us, loyal palm developers. They promissed
things. We went and purchased equipment for development purposes while they
shouted about the big things we would build together. That was mere days
before shutting down. Thats not how you treat your developers.

I am a LiveCode developer, I use LiveCode every single day and yet, I choose
WebOS as my mobile OS because I saw in it a potential and usability far
beyond iOS (thats easy) and Android. Heck, Ares alone is worth WebOS
investment. What killed the TouchPad and WebOS was poor executive decisions,
not technology...

On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 10:03 PM, Chipp Walters <chipp at altuit.com> wrote:

> They killed it because it just wasn't moving-- even a little bit. Sales
> were so bad HP decided it wasn't worth pouring more marketing and R&D
> dollars into a commodity product market.
>
> Most of the $99 and $149 models were snatched up immediately-- with folks
> expecting to convert them to Android.
>
> It will be interesting to see if Microsoft or Google or other large company
> purchases the WebOS IP. Word is, it's a valuable war chest of patents.
> Supposedly, the team is also still intact, for now...
>
> Chipp Walters
> CEO Shafer Walters Group, Inc
>
> On Aug 23, 2011, at 7:44 PM, Mike Felker <admin at mfelkerco.com> wrote:
>
> > Sold out here in 3 hours.  I wonder why they killed it and felt they
> needed a firesale?
> >
> > Mike
> >
> > Andre Garzia <andre at andregarzia.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Hello Folks,
> >>
> >> As some people know, WebOS is my favorite mobile OS and now HP just
> killed
> >> it. Now, to get rid of the inventory, HP is selling the HP TouchPad for
> USD
> >> 99 in a firesale on selected stores such as best buy. Unfortunately I am
> in
> >> Brazil and we don't have best buys here (or anything similar). So if
> someone
> >> here would like to help me, I would send by PayPal the money needed to
> buy
> >> the HP TouchPad plus the shipping cost to Brazil. WebOS is a wonderful
> >> mobile OS and now without the prospect of newer devices, this is the
> last
> >> chance to get it.
> >>
> >> cheers
> >> andre
> >>
> >>
> >>
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