HP to make ‘exciting’ webOS announcement on February 9th

Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac Electronista reports, “HP is sending out press invitations to a special webOS event on February 9th, reports say. The event will take place in San Francisco, and is being advertised with the slogan ‘Think big. Think small. Think beyond.'”

MacDailyNews Take: Too easy.

Electronista reports, “Notably missing from the invitation graphic is Palm, which was bought by HP and originally created webOS; HP may be phasing out the Palm name.”

MacDailyNews Take: Defunct.

Electronista reports, “The event is expected to feature at least one phone, and perhaps more significantly the first-ever webOS tablet in the form of the [10-inch] Topaz.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Because the world is crying out — crying out, we tell you! — for yet another pretend iPad without a third-party ecosystem from a printer company. And webOS hasn’t failed enough times already.

49 Comments

  1. WebOS is perfect for a tablet. Better than iOS. Problem with it though is not many apps. But if it takes off, that will change.

    All the iPad is is a giant iPod Touch. I like it, and I like the bigger screen for web browsing, some games, and a few apps. But the operating system is identical to the iPhone’s. No differentiation. The WebOS is much better suited for a larger slate-device.

    Apple needs to differentiate iOS a bit more for its tablet. For example, why not allow widgets on the iPad? Imagine, 6 or 7 widgets all running on the same screen at one time. Stock ticker, Twitter feed, weather widget, etc. Android already does this, and it works great on the Galaxy Tab.

    We get none of this from Apple. Look to Android and WebOS to be Apple’s competitors this year.

  2. @asdf…

    I call astroturfing on ya… how exactly is WebOS perfect for a tablet, and how do you know about a product that hasn’t been introduced yet?

    iPhone & iPad have the best OS for small product form factors… that’s why others attempt to copy Apple and not the other way around.

  3. @Monger – LOL. I still have my HP-11C from my college days, bought it used from someone who wanted to upgrade to a graphing calculator – still works; the 11C was/is a great little device. Very well built.

    Peace.

  4. All the iPad is is a giant iPod Touch. I like it, and I like the bigger screen for web browsing, some games, and a few apps. But the operating system is identical to the iPhone’s. No differentiation. The WebOS is much better suited for a larger slate-device.

    I see 2 issues with this statement.

    First, the iPad and the iPhone have discrete versions of iOS, customized for each device and their respective specs.

    Second, please explain how WebOS is better suited for a tablet.

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