Is HP Back In The Tablet Computer Race?

ZDNet: Is HP Back In The Tablet Race?

Apple’s iPad already has competition from the German company WeTab, but computing giant Hewlett-Packard will be a much more serious contender if rumors that it’s readying a WebOS-based tablet for as early as the third quarter prove true.

“HP killed off development of its Slate tablet recently, supposedly because of the company’s unhappiness with how it ran Windows 7. After HP acquired Palm and promised that webOS would boldly go where webOS had not gone before, everybody assumed that HP meant tablets, and now we’re hearing the first rumblings of a webOS-powered tablet coming through HP’s pipeline.

Little concrete is known at this point, but a rumor confirmed by the usual unnamed “insider” is that a tablet code-named Hurricane will be running the OS that has powered the most recent generation of Palm phones (like the Pre and the Pixi), and will be coming as soon as the third quarter of this year.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
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