HP WebOS Tablet to Launch Early 2011: Report
Little is known about the WebOS-based tablet HP has in the works, though a recent report, citing trusted sources at a recent company-wide meeting, says the iPad competitor will launch the first quarter of 2011.Hewlett-Packard will launch its WebOS-based tablet during the first quarter of 2011, according to a report in Engadget, citing "several trusted sources." Since HP purchased smartphone-maker Palm July 1, and with it the highly lauded WebOS mobile platform, there's been much talk of an iPad competitor running the open-source OS, in addition to HP tablets running Windows 7 and Google's Android. Few firm facts, however, have been revealed. "We're told Personal Systems Group VP Todd Bradley mentioned the date during an all-hands employee meeting yesterday, and that the project is indeed known internally as -Hurricane,'" the tech site reported.
The Hurricane moniker leaked out in early May, when The Examiner reported that this would be the name of the HP tablet project in progress. On July 14, however, HP registered to trademark the name "PalmPad" - which is more likely to be the official product name that consumers can expect.