HP confirms plans to use WebOS, not Windows, in smartphones and tablets

According to a DigiTimes report by Yen-Shyang Hwang and Willie Teng, “HP will adopt the WebOS platform in smartphones and tablets, according to Monty Wong, vice president of personal computing systems group at HP Taiwan.”

“HP will announce more details after the completion of the Palm acquisition at the end of July, Wong said,” Hwang and Teng report. “[Wong added that] the HP Slate will hit the market before the end of the fiscal year ending in October.”

The full, but very brief article, is here.

[Attribution: Ars Technica. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Silverwarloc” for the heads up.]

47 Comments

  1. As a mac fan I think this is good. I am all about healthy competition. I also thinks this shows that companies are starting to realize that the era of windows is over.

  2. Apple will have sold several million by the time HP is ready to show off their iPad killer / Windows netbook killer / HP flat thing. To late to the party. This is Apple’s market now.

    HP can make printers that work with the iPad maybe?

  3. I guess HP thinks they have enough engineering talent to give Apple a challenging competitor. But let’s face it, they’re going to be trying to figure out how to get around all those Apple patents and iPhone OS 4 developers’ innovations. Ain’t gonna happen. Looks like a doomed effort to me from the screen of my iPad. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  4. Maybe they learned from the “plays For Sure” fiasco.

    Maybe they remember Ballamer’s statement about his stratagey and THEY (HP) did not like it a lot.

    So, Microsoft may have to goto the low end of the market for a bit, while they figure out the word “Innovation.”

    Copy the have down pat!

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