RIM should buy webOS from HP

November 9, 2011

RIM should buy webOS from HP On ZDNet, James Kendrick gives his reasons. “The BlackBerry maker has been floundering of late, and its PlayBook tablet a dismal failure in the market. Then there’s the confusion over the QNX, or BBX, operating system that will power BlackBerrys in the future. Why not just buy webOS from HP at a bargain basement price and have an instant OS, and a good one at that? Doesn’t “BlackBerry Synergy” have a nice ring to it? Sure it does,” he writes. What’s your opinion?

Adobe axes 750 jobs to focus on HTML5, cloud On The Register, Paul Kunert reports on the changes. ” Basically, Adobe is going to pour more cash into HTML5 through the Dreamweaver, Edge and PhoneGap tools that it took on board through the acquisition of Nitobi. Flash will instead home in on PC gaming rather than mobile platforms: ZDNet reports that Adobe is halting development of Flash Player for browsers on handhelds,” he writes. What’s your opinion?

Is there a future for voting on iPads? On ReadWriteWeb, reports on the popular tablet’s role in elections. ” As revolutionary and exciting as this may sound at first blush, the program is pretty limited. The iPads are administered by the state and voters must have one brought to their homes in order to vote this way. The final ballots are printed out and sent in via mail. Still, this is the first time a tablet voting initiative of this kind has been used in the United States. Is tablet-based voting something we should expect to see more of in the future?” he writes. What’s your opinion?

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Harmeet reports on channel partner programs, new technologies and products and other issues relevant to Canada's channel community. She also contributes as a video journalist, providing content for the site's original streaming video. Harmeet is a graduate of the Carleton University School of Journalism.

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