Poll: Planning to leave webOS for iPhone or iPad?

webOS users: Now that HP has decided to bloody well abandon Palm Pre, Veer and TouchPad users and put the whole future of your fav platform in doubt, are you planning on giving iPhone and iPad a look? Are you shopping around? Or are you holding to hope that some knight in shining hardware swoops out of this darkest night to rescue your beloved webOS and give it the chance it so truly deserves?

While we could never replace your admittedly sweet cards and synergy, and we may not be as tweakable as Android, as fresh as Windows Phone, or have a slider like BlackBerry, iOS is elegant, well designed, has more apps than anyone could use in a lifetime, the best web browser in the business, is relentless updated by Apple (witness iOS 5 -- with unobtrusive notifications! -- coming the fall!), and has an awesome Jailbreak community for everything else.

Also, the TiPb Nation rocks! (I'm just saying...)

Let me know which way you're leaning in the poll up top and lets talk about it in the comments below. If you need extra help, make sure you jump over to our iPhone and iPad Forums, you might just find some old friends from PreCentral.net waiting to reconnect!

Poll: Are you planning to leave webOS for an iOS iPhone or iPad?

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Poll: Planning to leave webOS for iPhone or iPad?


BEST WEB BROWSER IN THE BUSINESS??? You don't even have text reflow! FAIL!!! Android reflow text upon zooming, which is amazing.

Have to agree. I've owned/own webOS, iOS, Android and Win Phone 7. the stock android browser is quick, has the best text reflow, and has Flash on demand when you need it.

I just p a i d $21.87 for an i P a d 2-64GB and my boyfriend loves his Panasonîc Lumîx GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS.I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $657 which only cost me $62.81 to buy.
Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://bit.ly/SHoPBid

Palm fan back to the Treo 600, 650, 755, Sprint Pre (day one). Switched to Verizon iPhone4 in July. Sad for HP stockholders.

The best browser in the mobile business is the webOS browser. Sorry.
Even with webOS gone (seemingly) I do not want an iPhone.

Isn't the webOS browser basically identical to iPhone's? Maybe more recent versions have made it significantly different/better, but it was very very similar when I tried it on the original Pre.

i use a palm pre i was holding out for a webos slab phone looks like its not going to happen any time soon. I am going to wait for the Iphone5 to come out now. HP go f urself.

Palm Pre Plus owner on Verizon. I get to upgrade in October. I'm 90% leaning towards iPhone at this point (especially if the new one is out in October), but may consider Android if I find one I really like. Not considering either Blackberry or Windows phone.

Anybody switching from webOS to iOS should check out multifl0w (for jailbroken devices), which gives you something similar to the webOS task switcher UI.

pre minus user here but like i've been waiting to switch to the iphone since at least at least xmas last year.
another point: i think there is a slant towards iphone in this poll because on the precentral poll the majority of people say they are going to android.
but precentral has a lot of apple haters there so that may be the reason.

I got an iPad 2-32GB for $ 23.87 and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $ 38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $ 657 which only cost me $ 62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://x.co/Z9j7

Call me crazy, but after that fire sale Im dying my @ss off trying to find a dang touchPad for a hundred bucks. That new os experience would totally compensate for not having an ipad 3 NOW.

You should ride through your town on horseback yelling that about Honeycomb. Of course, nobody would know what it is, but you'd get some exercise.

I'm actually doing the exact opposite of ditching WebOS for iOS - I picked up one of the fire-sale Touchpads to broaden my horizon. I'd had a hard time justifying a second iPad in the house, but at $150 for a 32GB Touchpad, there wasn't much my wife could say :)

If i were a webos user, I'd switch to Windows Phone just because a lot of the experience with Webos could be replicated on WP7 more so than android/ios

I've used BlackBerry OS, Android and now currently using iOS (iPhone 4 running iOS 5 Beta 6). That being said iOS is by far the most polished OS of the three I've used with BlackBerry second followed by Android. What I hated about android was that there was not any kind of support in terms of OS updates what's so ever. One OS update in over a year that I owned the Droid Incredible = FAIL were as Apple is constantly making improvements and pushing out updates to keep the OS up to date.

Treo 600 => 650 => 755 => Pre....1.8 years into owning the Pre and the phone woke me up in the middle of the night with its LED because it was TAKING PICTURES ALL BY ITSELF as it was sitting on the touchstone. A faulty touchscreen was just one of the many problems I had with the hardware and the software. I tried to give them a chance...I tried.
I decided I 'want my $&@# to work' and replaced our Pres with iPhone 4s in November. I miss some of the features, but none of the headaches.

I went from iOS (ATT iPhone 3G) to webOS (Verizon Pre Plus) when I couldn't stand ATT's terrible coverage in my area any longer. I've just been waiting for the chance to get back to iOS. I went with webOS over Android initially because it seemed to be a more polished interface, but unfortunately I didn't realize how stagnant the platform was already.