Remember Palm? Remember the Palm Pilot? Remember when Palm blew the mobile industry away with the launch of webOS? I do! I remember watching the press videos for webOS and being utterly amazed. If I had my Doobybrain archives, I could probably track down a point where I might have even written that I wanted a Palm Pre. That pebble-like device was just so enticing at the time and it's true, I remember webOS being absolutely revolutionary and cool.
But great software paired with crappy hardware will never live long.