Will BB10 be webOS Redux?
As long time supporter of Palm and the webOS I always found myself upset towards the end when another manufacturer introduced a 'new' feature and got lots of external media credit for said feature....when all of us in webOS world new we had had such a feature first. The card metaphor for multi-tasking, Synergy, ummm GESTURES.
This week I was reading about MS SmartGlass and saw a video demonstration and all the buzz in the media about SmartGlass, its features, and its possibilities. And all the time I could only think about one thing...Blackberry Bridge! Watching the MS product manager use a Lumia 900 and open web pages and apps from it ONTO his tablet or XBox. Using the Lumia 900 as a remote control for the UI on the Xbox connected to his TV. This type of functionality was there for RIM 18 months ago with Bridge (arguably webOS debuted it with TouchToShare...but I want cry about that anymore either) and now they will get NO credit for the innovation. It will be seen as "oh yeah...that's just like SmartGlass."
I just wonder if I'm watching the same movie again as all the great things that make up the BB experience between devices are replicated elsewhere and BB goes off into the sunset....just as it all happened to webOS. I hope not. At least the management team at RIM seems to be a bit more in line with their strategy than HP was...so I have hope.
- CrackBerry User
06-09-2012, 12:56 AM #4
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I sure hope that RIM is not headed down the same path as Palm. WebOS met a very unfortunate end because of the CEO of HP at the time. My hopes are that RIM stays afloat and survives, but IF they get sold, I hope the company invests and keeps things going. WebOS had a lot of potential and I wish HP would have kept going with it.
And I remember the first time I used a Playbook I though "This functions a lot like WebOS". I'm always reminded of this clip when discussion about who came up with what first, etc, etc. "There may be some similarities"