HP to add iTunes-like media store for webOS users
0. phoneArena 18 Apr 2011, 22:46 posted on
A PowerPoint presentation emailed to select HP customers reveals that HP will be adding an iTunes-like media store to webOS, complete with cloud-syncing and a 'smart algorithm' to put Amazon's Cloud Player to shame...
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1. Audelio (unregistered)
Don't do it HP, Apple will sue you! O.o
5. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)
Damn it! You beat me to it.
Honestly, this is what Palm should have done when they released the Pre instead of fighting back and forth with Apple. I never understood why they made such a strong OS, but couldn't put money into a good media hub for the phone itself. Looks like HP isn't messing around... especially since they are going to have a desktop OS of their own...
6. Gawain (Posts: 363; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)
You kind of answered your remark. Palm simply did not have the resources to take it to the limit the way HP will. Palm was 1/100th the size of HP, 1/300th the size of Apple or MicroSoft. The leverage on the company would have been disproportionate to the possible return on investment. That's why Rubenstein so aggressively got the company "bought up". He didn't just sell the company, he sold the vision and potential of the OS, and really, HP was the only viable candidate. They already had mobile device experience. They have strong peripherals, and with their PC products they'll be able to integrate even more. I'll be doing more than making a switch back to webOS this summer, I'll probably pick up more HP hardware down the road.
Hit a home run HP, I'm positive you will find an eager market to sell to. If they can get the jump on WP7 NoDo/Mango updates this summer, as well as any iPhone 5 mumbo-jumbo...could be a winner...
2. Gawain (Posts: 363; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)
Yes!! Yes!! Yes!! I knew it!! If this will integrate with the TouchPad, and a given webOS handset...THIS is something I'm really excited about.
HP has the resources to really compete with Apple in this regard, and they'll be able to leverage MicroSoft's experience to position themselves very well. Awesome.
3. superpooburger (Posts: 31; Member since: 17 Feb 2011)
probobly will be an other useless crap, just like itunes :D
4. PhoneLuver (Posts: 467; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)
I really like the look and feel of webOS. I'm just glad that they've recognized that you need more than just an OS to compete with Apple. Now, to make it compatible with Android apps and Bob's your uncle!