HP CEO admits that "innovation takes too long to get to market"
HP's CEO Leo Apotheker is very enthusiastic about the upcoming HP/Palm products including the HP Pre 3 and the HP TouchPad, but even he admits that as innovative as those products are the delay of their launch is significant:
“It’s not that we aren’t innovative, it’s that it takes too long to get to market,” Apotheker comments. Both devices are expected in the summer months, with rumors slating the HP TouchPad for release in June. The truly unique webOS experience unfortunately seems to suffer delays from its initial launch on the Palm Pre and those delays were in the core of Palm's problems. But just when will the quicker launch of products happen? Obviously, not for this generation of products, but hopefully we'll see HP push future devices faster to market.
1. ronron (unregistered)
webOS still seems to be a bit laggy, however overall it is the best of for user-experience
9. Gawain (Posts: 363; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)
I got my VZW Palm Pre 2 on Friday, and coming from a BB, there is plenty to get used to, but WebOS is very intuitive, and the transition has been nearly painless (save for the lack of BBM). The only other issue I'm having problems with is with the IM client. I have a ticket looking into it, but aside from that, this thing rocks. If the IM doesn't get fixed though I'm going to have to give it up, otherwise, I seriously recommend everyone to at least take a look. Don't like the size of the Pre 2, wait a few months, the Pre 3 is on my list this summer for sure.
2. Dihce (unregistered)
I believe it's the most underrated OS on the market hands down.
I prefer it over the Blackberry and iPhone UI any day of the week...
3. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)
Innovation takes too long to get to the market? Bullshit. How is it that Google, Apple, Samsung, Microsoft...all these companies can be innovative just fine, but HP seems to take too long? So far, HP/Palm have been just riding a wave of what's popular... WebOS is awesome, don't get me wrong...but it's hardly innovative.
4. newfdog 13 (Posts: 64; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)
I agree. Sounds like he drank the BlackBerry kool-aide.
8. Gawain (Posts: 363; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)
With due respect, Android OS, all open, and wonderful, etc., is fragmented beyond reconciliation. Anyone, anywhere can slap that OS in a piece of plastic and it sell, bugs and all, support for future updates or not. Samsung "only" makes the hardware. Now between them, LG, HTC and Motorola...there are only so many ways you can make 4-inch glass look/feel different...
Apple and iOS has the fit and finish, and functionally works very well, but that experience hasn't changed in four years. That's the only company that can get away with that.
WP7, the only other fully integrated OS to truly compete against iOS, and looks pretty sharp, is in the same position as HP/webOS right now - if they put something out too soon, they'll get "BB Storm-ed" and end-of-game.
HP has a one chance to get this right. Otherwise, look for a "Nokia-part-deux". I for one, would like to see HP take the giant step to fully integrate webOS akin to iOS and WP7. They have the perfect platform waiting to be fed. Buy a music outfit, get the licensing and allow the "App Catalog" carry more than apps, add music and video, and position it right...could be a good play...
5. Cokie Monsta (unregistered)
Everything that HP touches turns to shit. Look at Compaq. They made superb computers until HP bought them. HP products fucking suck, I'd never buy anything that says "HP" on it.
7. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)
Not even a Harry Potter book?
6. depeche (Posts: 60; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
I hope they can meet there future time lines. That will be very important for them going forward. Sure, you had one hiccup (Palm Pre 2)
The Pre 3 sounds like an incredible device right now, by then it won't be all that..
Hope to hear HP pushing their lines out to all carriers, that would be nice as well.