Originally Posted by digitalclips
Apple should have bought them and closed them down.
That would have probably caused some anti-trust concerns for Apple, or at least wouldn't have looked good, just icky... Just my gut feeling...
Now HP/Palm will be pestering Android and MSFT, and as they fight among themselves, Apple would only look better!
Rubinstein gave me an icky feeling. Bono bet on the wrong horse. Amazing, having had an iPod named after his band -- a fool...
In reality, we all can only guess how this merger will work out!
The original Palm lost it's way years ago... I do give them the credit for allowing me to carry a lot of data in my pocket... But, with iPhone and now iPad it's a New Day now! Web OS is a Me Too... iPhone Wanna Be, or so it seems!!! The same probably could be said about other OS's too, I suspect! But, I don't care... I want the Simplicity and the Stability of Apple's Echo System...
The Old Palm OS was the best advertising for OSX and Apple's "Closed" System.
As I am on my last days with Palm Treo 700p, I recall many battles with it and Tungsten III... 3rd Party Apps crashing those devices, and me having to play a detective, trying to isolate the suspect app... Resetting daily as a defensive move....
Apple's "Closed" System does that "isolation" for me, pre-screening apps!
If then Android folks want to play Detective, like I used to with Palm, installing apps, and then call who for tech support? The Carriers, Manufacturers, or does Google have Android Care? Happy Monkey In The Middle Games, and So Called FREEDOM to be SCREWED in that Zoo!!! NO THANKS! NEVER AGAIN!!!
Even if Android won't have viruses, and same for Windows Mobile, I suspect it'll be like the Old Zoo described in my previous paragraph!!!
Those competitors will all try to paint Apple as some kind of Dictatorship, and themselves as Freedom Fighters! Freedom to play the masses for stupid, and pass the buck down the road of Don't Call Us for Help!!!
Life is short, and we are supposed to enjoy it, with a some of these devices, instead of spending hours and days on tech support calls!!!
This is not Fan Boy gushing... I am just describing my and my friends' experience of many years!
I am counting seconds till my New iPhone and MBP 17', eventually iPad too.
Let the Apple Haters cut their noses to spite their faces, in order to fight Apple. Let those OS's and companies fight among themselves for that Silver Medal... I don't care if they collectively have a bigger piece of the world market then Apple will have by itself!
I want my Apple stuff, I know it'll work, and I'll be enjoying life!!!