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HP pays to have its Veer listed on top of the Twitter trend list

0. phoneArena posted on 12 Jun 2011, 14:12

HP is allegedly paying Twitter $120,000 a day to have its credit card sized HP Veer listed as the top trend on Twitter; #HPVeer is listed as number one on the list with a small yellow "promoted" bar to the right of the listing...

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posted on 12 Jun 2011, 14:58 2

1. sethp (unregistered)

That's just sad... HP just needs to give up on the cell phone division and just focus on computers.

posted on 12 Jun 2011, 15:39

2. AppleFUD (unregistered)

Shows how much you can trust any of these "social" sites. . . yeah, the "society" is dictating the trends, what's good, etc. . . not cash.

posted on 12 Jun 2011, 17:24 2

3. ArmageddonX (Posts: 96; Member since: 11 May 2011)

HP needs to realize webOS is dead. Stop trying to beat a dead horse. Even Nokia has given up on Symbian at this point.

posted on 12 Jun 2011, 19:12 1

4. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

WebOS isn't dead, it has never had a chance to live. HP is putting all it's resources into it's system, and that is what it needs. Yes, it is a long climb up, but WebOS is gonna get the chance it deserves. It is only a few hundred thousand apps and a hit device or two from becoming a player. Okay, so the first part of that scenario is tougher then the second. But I love that HP is putting in cash for ads on the Veer and it's tablet. I like they are aiming the veer at the teen group. These are just solid marketing decisions that are needed to get in the conversation.

posted on 12 Jun 2011, 22:04 2

6. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

hey just saying but nobody who is a teen wants a baby phone... they want an iphone evo or some cool phone... also i think it is either webos or wp7 that is gonna be the third os... and i think it will definately be wp7... at least i hope so... wp7 is sooooo much nicer...

posted on 12 Jun 2011, 23:18 2

7. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

Hey, solid point. I understand that WebOS is a long way from challenging any of the big four (iOS, droid, Windows, or BlackberryOS). I just am glad HP is willing to get behind their product. I like the OS a lot, and hope that it gets some love in the race to be revelant. Hope HP opens it up to other devices, and the app catalog at least improves to fair.

posted on 13 Jun 2011, 16:51

8. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

yaaa if they open webos up to everyone that wud definately help it.. i wud really like to see webos running on a samsung phone without all the problems and without the stupid round corners..

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