Tests showed webOS running twice as fast on an iPad than its native TouchPad
0. phoneArena 19 Aug 2011, 19:57 posted on
Not that we needed more reasons why webOS and the HP TouchPad are fading off into the sunset, but word has come out that HP tested webOS on an iPad 2, and found the OS ran twice as fast as the TouchPad...
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5. Artax (Posts: 7; Member since: 28 Jul 2011)
The Playbook is pretty blazing fast man. It just doesn't have enough apps or the Mail, Notes, Calendar stuff... sigh. RIM's problem wasn't hardware like the HP Touchpad.
3. scorpio85 (Posts: 160; Member since: 16 Jan 2010)
Wow nice little jab to Sprint, Phonearena. Sprint did amazing with the 700p, 755p, and Centro.
4. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2693; Member since: 26 May 2011)
It's not a jab at Sprint. Verizon and AT&T are clearly the top carriers in the US, and Sprint and T-Mobile are the lower rung. Doesn't mean we don't love the cheaper plans and good phones the lower rung offers!
6. TKFox007 (Posts: 303; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)
The problem is that webOS was marketed so badly when it came out. They advertised it as a smart phone "smart enough for women." That's extremely insulting to women and turns any tech-lovers away. Especially when other devices like the iPhone and Android phones were marketed towards everyone.
Palm also gave the Pre and Pixi tiny little screens, if they were smart they would of made it 3.5 inches at the least as the iPhone set the standard for touchscreen size.
I really liked webOS, but it was managed so poorly that I couldn't see myself buying it. webOS was dead on arrival, they had something good and didn't know what to do with it.
8. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 955; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
The problem with the Pre, and WebOS was the old legacy hard ware design.....period. That piss poor small ass screen did it in. If Palm had made a 4" screen in candy bar form factor that was all touch they would have been great. Old legacy Palm owner, and executives F the design to try to keep the old Palm look and feel. I really liked the screen and the way it performed, but the damn screen was way too small. I think the screen barely made 2.75"
This thing didn't launch with Sprint this time around and look again what happened. You cant blame Sprint for Palms failure. They built a device that had great soft ware, but terrible hard ware, and it seems they did it all over again. The reviews all say this very same thing.