Originally Posted by 4miler
Either Microsoft or Google Android should just buy up the WebOS team and IP, more likely Google. It'd be exciting if Google bought up the WebOS hardware side as well and integrated it with its Motorola hardware capability. That would really give Google soms guns to tackle Apple.
You've obviously never held a Pre - the hardware was crap! And while I haven't held a TouchPad, it was panned pretty hard in the reviews.
As Apple fans, we all know that Apple needs competition, otherwise Apple is even worse than Bill Gates when he was at his worst.
Yup, Apple needs competition. Why with them creating the personal computer, delivering the first affordable GUI to the masses, developing the most popular digital music players along with the most popular music store and then single-handedly creating the existing smart phone market from a company wiht no experience and then if that wasn't enough replacing the decades old concept of "tablet" with the iPad...
Yup, Apple needs to be motivated by others
Actually, you are partially correct - other companies need to keep thoroughly sucking so Apple will be motivated to move into those areas.
As for "worse than Bill Gates.." - what the heck is that supposed to mean? Talk about meaningless and open-ended...