120 posts • joined Wednesday 22nd August 2007 14:00 GMT
Is this the Grauniad? ;)
Re: Really sad..
To be honets, I'm kind of tired of backing the dead horse. As much as it pains me (I never liked Android at all), I'm probably going to join the Android crowd. Its a lot better than it used to be, and maybe when I finally can't hold on to webOS any more, maybe it'll actually be nice to use :-)
An insider retrospective would make fascinating reading, I'm sure. I really enjoyed a Nokia one, that I think might even have been here on El Reg.
Re: Have a BB for work
To be fair to BB, BB10 is (imho) a LOT nicer than the traditional BlackBerry OS!
BB10 looked really nice. It was always in the back of my mind that I'd probably hop over to BB10 when I finally gave up on webOS.
It seems, if you want to know what technology is going to die, ask me what my preference is (I'm still using a Pre 3 as my only phone, and have an AmigaOne XE-G4 that I still use occasionally :)
I wonder if he's looked at the multiplayer yet,
and if not, why not?
That is exactly why I still use my Pre 3 as my only phone. I've never found any other phone UI to be so fluid, it just never feels like it gets in the way.
I am the technical support for my family, and between them they have various Android, Windows Phone and iPhones, and it always feels nice to use the Pre 3 after using their phones...
Lovely to see the slanted exclamation marks!
Especially since I suggested it last time :)
Apparently, it was originally developed on the Amiga, but as the Amiga market died, they moved to the PC.
Later, an unofficial clone was released for the Amiga, which was called "Payback", and while it suffered a bit from being developed entirely by one person, it had a certain charm and was fun enough to play. It was later ported to the Gameboy advance.
surely ! is close enough?
Note to El Reg: Please update your headline with slanted exclamation marks! :)
I'd much rather go to a demoparty like revision or sundown!
Re: Bumpy Road Ahead
Can't speak for GM, but the Palm Pre/Touchstone combination works great in cars. The magnets hold it fine.
The Pre 3 made it a bit trickier since they changed the curve of the back made the touchstone not have such a great grip. Some people filed down the plastic a bit to get a flatter curve, but I found in my VW Passat it was fine because the Touchstone perched neatly on the flat bit between the gear knob and the climate control panel, so it held the Pre 3 in a good gravity assisted position.
I would assume that any in car built-in wireless charging would have some method of stopping the phone going flying across the car on roundabouts and bumpy roads.
Re: You might as well complain that Microsoft isn't support Windows 98 either...
But Safari isn't supported either ;-)
Every time I get in my car, if my phone power is low, I plonk my HP Pre 3 onto the Touchstone. It really is excellent to be able to do that without fiddling with wires. Its also very tidy since I installed it with the wire to the touchstone hidden.
Doesn't work in IE for Mac? Doesn't work in Windows RT?
Even Microsoft don't support Microsoft products!
Given that "Amstrad" is "Alan Michael Sugar Trading", "Amscreen" must be "Alan Michael Sugar Creen" (or at least a word that starts with creen). I don't know what a creen is!
Re: Gazes over at Touchpad...
At least the touchpad had a differentiators, even at its original (admittedly ridiculously high) pricepoint, namely webOS and a really good inductive charging solution.
This is just a generic "me too" product.
Re: Its an interesting strategy
I'm well aware of how HP massively cocked it all up, but its not like webOS ever set the world alight before that.
(also posted from my beloved pre 3 :)
Its an interesting strategy
but it is also the same strategy that webOS used, and it didn't get them very far, even though webOS was (and, to me, still is) excellent.
At Sea Parks?!
gimme a portrait slider
and I would probably be tempted to move on from my Pre 3.
certainly android, ios and windows phone have failed to tempt me away from webos so far.
Ahh the Oric
I had one briefly before upgrading to a C64... its an interesting machine...
Many years later, I wrote an emulator for it entirely from scratch, just for something to do on my train journey to work...
OH NO! DISNEY IS GOING TO RUIN STAR WARS!!!111
Oh wait.. Lucasfilm already ruined the crap out it. Never mind, carry on.
if I worked at hp
and they had a BYOD policy, I'd show up with my touchpad and Pre 3. That would probably be more embarrassing for them than competitors kit :)
Re: fresh water
Well, I don't think washing machine water counts as "fresh", but I think I was very lucky with my Pre 3.
it was turned on when it went in the machine, but when I removed it, I immediately yanked the battery before drying it out.
and I thought my HP Pre 3 did well to survive 10 minutes in a washing machine (although it is still fully functional).
I'm not going to put the Pre 3 through any further endurance tests to compare to the iPhone, though ;-)
I'm reading this on an HP Pre 3
and my Touchpad is android free. I'm following this with interest, but even I'm not convinced anything great will happen with my favourite mobile OS. I'd love to be proven wrong...
My HP Pre 3 surived a several minute ride in the washing machine.
Admittedly it had to be dried out before I turned it back on, and the screen has some blotches at the bottom (nothing too bad), but it still works!
I wouldn't recommend it, though ;-)
Wow... the playbook interface was a copy of webOS. Now they've copied even more from webOS, the sliding panes look just like enyo!
Re: If only...
They would have gone out of business faster?
I'm not sure there was a market for it by then, the Amiga 500 was selling by the bucketload.
If they'd spent the combined budgets of C65 development, PC clone building, and Mehdi Ali's private jet fund on Amiga R&D to keep up with the competition, they might have had more of a chance...
Re: Mattel Aquarius
perhaps the reason that it isn't mentioned much is because even the mattel engineers didn't think it was any good, internally joking that it was "the system for the seventies!" (it launched in 1983).
Presumably all the electronics will come in kit form and you'll have to assemble them yourself.
I have a phone with almost identical specifications
Same chipset, same processor, same screen resolution, but mine has a real keyboard and a much better OS.
I love my HP Pre 3 ;-)
Other rows that would be interesting in that table...
Playstation 3 (often used for clustering.. or was until they removed OtherOS)
HP Touchpad at firesale price (should be good bang for buck :)
Its such a shame that webOS failed
I just purchased a Pre 3, and I absolutely love it, an absolute joy to use. The fact that I find it so damn good just makes it that much sadder that it represents the end of an era.
Damn you, HP.
Nice move HP
I'm still not tempted to put Android on my Touchpad, though.
Official reg units please
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