1. grahamf's Avatar
    Imagine this:

    A device similar to the Pre3
    but with a much improved keyboard
    Slight hardware tweaks (more Blackberry style and performance)
    QNX core
    WebOS interface
    BBM and Blackberry email/security

    thoughts?

    Of course, RIM can just copy GUI elements from the deceased WebOS's interface in intergrate it into the QNX devices. May be easier than porting WebOS to QNX
    Last edited by grahamf; 09-24-11 at 05:29 PM.
    09-24-11 05:27 PM
  2. Wretch 12's Avatar
    WebOS interface was horrible - BlackBerry's interface has always been amazing.
    09-24-11 05:57 PM
  3. grahamf's Avatar
    Oh?

    You know that the playbook os has many similarities to WebOS 1.0, right?

    I'm just saying that rim should intergrate the best of both platforms.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-24-11 06:44 PM
  4. Arcturos's Avatar
    WebOS interface was horrible - BlackBerry's interface has always been amazing.
    webOS > QNX right now. Traditional BB OS isnt even is the same game.
    I understand that this is a personal opinion, but as an owner of both a playbook and a touchpad, webos is the better and more intuitive software.

    obviously QNX should and probably will end up better than webos unless HP licenses it or sells it, but its not there yet. Maybe version 2.0 will bring the improvements needed to QNX.

    Don't take this as a knock on QNX, but Webos is an amazing system and if they could just get decent hardware and support for that system it would be hugely popular.
    09-26-11 08:14 AM
  5. caitlinhenry's Avatar
    I don't think WebOS is a successful One.
    09-28-11 05:35 AM
  6. Pete6#WP's Avatar
    There could only have been one justification for buying Palm and that horrible WebOS product and that would have been to acquire Palm's parent portfolio. I have no idea what Palm had in there but I guess that a number of companies must have evaluated that little treasure and RIM must have decided not to buy.

    The old adage of "Every dog has its day." is very true and imo, Palm/WebOs was a dog by the time it came up for sale and it had had its day.
    09-28-11 05:46 AM
  7. MetalxAssassinx's Avatar
    They already have QNX !
    but i guess WebOS is better than BBOS7 :P
    Like WebOS Core with the same interface of Blackberry Would be Much much Powerful
    but it is not a good idea buying it .. :P
    10-02-11 11:09 AM
  8. dkingsf's Avatar
    There could only have been one justification for buying Palm and that horrible WebOS product and that would have been to acquire Palm's patent portfolio. I have no idea what Palm had in there but I guess that a number of companies must have evaluated that little treasure and RIM must have decided not to buy.

    The old adage of "Every dog has its day." is very true and imo, Palm/WebOs was a dog by the time it came up for sale and it had had its day.
    Agreed~!
    10-02-11 07:50 PM
  9. grahamf's Avatar
    There could only have been one justification for buying Palm and that horrible WebOS product and that would have been to acquire Palm's parent portfolio. I have no idea what Palm had in there but I guess that a number of companies must have evaluated that little treasure and RIM must have decided not to buy.

    The old adage of "Every dog has its day." is very true and imo, Palm/WebOs was a dog by the time it came up for sale and it had had its day.
    Aside from the hardware, what was so wrong with webOS?
    10-02-11 10:48 PM
  10. mustangv8's Avatar
    Why not have the Canadian govt buy Palm? Since they tend to block any acquisitions that don't financially benefit them and nobody else. Funny how one sided this is for Canadian based companies, not like they care about the shareholders who actually have vested cash and ownership.
    10-02-11 11:15 PM
  11. southlander's Avatar
    Aside from the hardware, what was so wrong with webOS?
    Unlike QNX, webOS would bring "0" revenue to RIM off the bat. QNX has an installed base that RIM immediately got licensing revenue from on day one.
    10-02-11 11:51 PM
  12. grahamf's Avatar
    Unlike QNX, webOS would bring "0" revenue to RIM off the bat. QNX has an installed base that RIM immediately got licensing revenue from on day one.
    ...that's the only thing you can come up with?
    10-03-11 01:22 AM
  13. southlander's Avatar
    ...that's the only thing you can come up with?
    No. QNX is also a real time OS, while webOS is not. QNX naturally scales well with multi-core, etc. It also has tie ins to existing industries such as automotive electronics. It certainly has a lot more going for it than webOS does. Neither is setting the world on fire on the consumer side of things.
    10-03-11 12:17 PM
  14. grahamf's Avatar
    No. QNX is also a real time OS, while webOS is not. QNX naturally scales well with multi-core, etc. It also has tie ins to existing industries such as automotive electronics. It certainly has a lot more going for it than webOS does. Neither is setting the world on fire on the consumer side of things.
    You still haven't argued my original point, which was the interface.

    Look back at the OP and you'll see that I was referring to QNX with the WebOS interface ported onto it.
    10-03-11 05:05 PM
  15. sf49ers's Avatar
    The webOS is all glossy on top but innards suck and that's why even 1.2Ghz Dual core on Touchpad couldn't make it run smoothly. All that glitters is not gold. WebOS doesn't have hardware accelerated graphics nor support SMP (symmetric multi-processing ) unlike QNX which supports both and hence the performance and transitions are as smooth as IOS on the playbook and also Adobe Flash on playbook is the best we have seen on a mobile device because it is hardware accelerated like the desktop versions.

    Now RIM made a very strategic move by not buying the Palm, infact RIM was highest bidder for Palm intially and then lowered their bid and in the end gone with QNX for $200 million which infact is heck of a deal. The problem with WebOS is that it got to a point and then it became difficult for Palm folks to refine it's innards.

    Here's an analysis on how much the WebOS underlying OS suck

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4658/i...touchpad-myths
    Last edited by sf49ers; 10-07-11 at 11:22 PM.
    10-07-11 10:58 PM
  16. sebastianlovestheplaybook's Avatar
    WEBOS HAS CAUSED HP TO FALL DOWN IN THE MARKET. WEBOS IS THE MOST BORING OS IN THE MARKET AND I THREW MY PALM PIXI PLUS OFF OF A BRIDGE BECAUSE IT WAS SO BORING. WEBOS NEEDS TO BE THROWN OUT OF THE MARKET AND ALL THE HP DEVICES AND PALM DEVICES THAT HAVE ACQUIRED IT NEED TO BE UPDATED TO WINDOWS MOBILE 7 OR NEED ANDROID. PALM WAS A FANTASTIC COMPANY WITH ITS TREO BUT AS SOON AS THEY STARTED WITH THE SMARTPHONES BOOM IT WENT BYE BYE. IF IT WERENT FOR WEBOS PALM MIGHT STILL BE PROSPERING IN THE BUSINESS ALONG WITH RIM AND APPLE. those are my thoughts. sorry for the caps :/ im not screaming i did that by accident
    10-14-11 08:16 PM
  17. grahamf's Avatar
    Dude, if you're going to be trolling you have to make sure it's obviouse.

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    10-14-11 08:20 PM
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