Friday, October 1, 2010

HP PalmPad running webOS coming in early 2011

According to several different sources, it's confirmed: HP is releasing a slate tablet called the PalmPad in the early part of 2011. This slate will run webOS. Perhaps this is the consumer version of the HP Slate. The business/professional version of the HP Slate will run Windows 7 (I think).

That seems to make sense to me. A slate tablet running webOS should be easier to use, less expensive, and have better battery life. It would be perfect for consumers who are looking for a multimedia or entertainment device (or gaming device, or e-book reader, or mobile web browser).

For business professionals who are looking for a mobile tablet, it seems to make more sense to offer a device that runs Windows 7. This way, you won't get caught up looking for virtualization options if you need to run your enterprise software on your mobile slate. I can't wait to get my hands on one!

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