Ah, the OS/2 comparision
Was wondering when someone would bring that up.
Died of lack of support, lack of apps.
Well, there is a major difference, two actually.
1.) Distribution of software.
Back in the 'ol days you swapped disks. Only kid on the block with a weird system? Yeah, pretty screwed.
Nowadays you download apps, a dime a dozen. Samsung doesnt seem to have any plans to ditch Bada. Niche systems have a better chance of survival in a connected world.
No one in their right mind would invest time to learn to develop for a phone which may well be last of its kind. What do they use? Something weird called Qt, not worth learning.
Not worth being to compile for Symbian, another dying plattform, no promise to support that beyond 2016 from Nokia.
WebOS? Hmm, come on, just a couple of devices as well and the Android port of Qt is far from finished.
Ubuntu or other Linux systems? Come on, those freetards wouldnt spend any money on software anyway.
Windows or OSX? Seriously, you havent noticed we're in the "post-PC"-era yet?