HP Confirms Windows, WebOS Tablets on Way

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Hewlett-Packard finally confirmed its tablet plans that call for a Windows-based tablet this year followed by a Palm WebOS model early next year.

HP will offer a “Microsoft product in the near future, and a WebOS-based product early next year,” division executive VP Todd Bradley told analysts last week, said CRN.

HP acquired Palm earlier in the year and hinted at the time that it might use Palm’s WebOS on products beyond a smartphone. The proprietary OS allows HP to offer a unique tablet in a sea of Windows and Android devices expected to flood the market over the next 12 months.

In July, HP trademarked the name PalmPad for use with computer devices including portables, handhelds and notepads.

FCC filings have also revealed an HP “Zeen” to run on Android and link directly with a printer, sidestepping the need for a PC, says Engadget. So is an Android Zeen still in the works?

Source: CRN

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