The WebOS was first developed in 1996 by the first smart phone manufacturer Palm, you do remember them don't you? It was very well received even by the hard core Windows users and the MAC "Fan Boys" alike, but it matured much too late to save Palm.
In steps HP with their grandious ideas of using it with their newly developed "Touch Pad" but with no 'eco-system' like the one that the iPad has they quickly lost interest in it, especiially when it didn't sell a million units in the first few days. Why would we buy it with nothing to run or put on it?
There is a lot of interest still in finding a home for this little OS (operating system) amongst the really hard core 'techo-nerds', but interestingly enough it is coming from Nikon. Nikon... really? Let your imagination run with that idea.... Complete access to your camera's menuing system by touch. A complete networkable camera that automatically attaches itself to your network or through your cell phone provider's wireless system. The possibilities are endless and intreging! Or is Nikon about to venture into that in between world of smart phones that are cameras, real cameras?
If Nikon buys WebOS this will create quite the stir!