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August 2011: I ordered. HP canceled any new webOS hardware. My phone arrived. webOS has many innovative features and has a community capable of developing this open system to even greater heights. I hope to see it continue as an option for the discerning mobile device user.

webOS meetup, Chicago, 27th November

U.S. webOS fans in the Chicago area can once again meetup and chat over pizza. As usual it’s on a Sunday. November 27th this time – just as you’ve recovered from that big Thanksgiving meal!. 7pm is the time, Moretti’s Ristorante and Pizzeria, Schamburg is the place. Click here for directions.
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webOS Center: Gone, but not forgotten

We just bought the domain, weboscenter.com and set it up to redirect to this article. webOS Center was a fairly popular blog, but new posts stopped back in 2012 except for a blip in 2014 when the first webOS TVs were released by LG. If you got here via an old bookmark or are just curious, you can see the original site on the internet archive by clicking here.

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webOS meetup, Bethesda, Maryland, November 5th

Washington, District of Columbia houses the seat of government for the United States of America. Here, many meetings take place and many momentous decisions are made. In November of this year, the citizens of these states face a momentous decision: “Will I attend the webOS meetup in Bethesda?” (Hint: Yes)

That’s right, a few short miles from the White House, Capitol and other notable sites is a branch of Pi Pizza. To be precise, it’s at 7137 Wisconsin Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814. Date: November 5th (next Saturday). Time: 6pm.

Here is the discussion thread where you can confirm your attendance.

Bring your webOS and LuneOS devices, discuss developments and the future and exchange tips on keeping your phones and tablets alive and functional.

This meet up is organised by Alan Morford. Among the devices present will be a Windsornot, TouchStone 2 and a 64GB TouchPad Go.

The team at pivotCE remind you that if you are planning a meet up, let us know! We are interested in promoting your events (it might even increase attendance!). We are also interested in reports and pictures from webOS events.

Original Image: Jimmy Emerson, DVM. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

News Crumbs – 15th AUGUST 2016

The toaster’s been back in action, so let’s shake out some fresh crumbs:

I need to butter these hot scones. See you next time!

webOS futures past

LuneOS may be the future for webOS as a mobile operating system, but as we wait for it to reach beta status, we can still indulge in some wistful sighs as we wonder, “what might have been..?”

Here’s an old HP promotional video. HP Slate? With webOS?

The HP Slate was first released in 2010. This was actually after the acquisition of Palm that same year, though obviously the Slate had been in development for a while. Originally intended as a consumer device, HP’s first tablet was released to the business market running windows 7. The consumer tablet running webOS would become the TouchPad.

Recognising and adjusting to different Touchstones? That never happened (though it’s a functionality that could be built when your phone can connect to a charger via Bluetooth)! HP still has a tablet range under the label, ‘Slate’, so it’s possible this video was predicting a ‘webOS everywhere’ future. But it’s a safer bet this video dates from the early days of the Palm purchase when decisions about hardware and markets had yet to be finalised.

Enjoy and comment here.