So what exactly did HP have in mind when it put up $1.2 billion to acquire Palm? A tablet computer, according to the rumor mill.
Not long after it scuttled plans for its own tablet based on Windows 7, HP is now reportedly developing a new mobile computing device based on Palm’s webOS operating system.
Enterprise Mobile Today has story on HP’s rumored tablet computer.
Just weeks after Hewlett-Packard bought mobile device pioneer Palm in a $1.2 billion deal and put its own Windows 7 tablet on the shelf, a new rumor claims the company now has a similar product in the works running Palm’s webOS, the operating system used in the Palm Pre/Pixi phones.
The story came from a rather unlikely source: the gadget section in the Los Angeles edition of The Examiner. The Examiner is a national Web chain with staffs of writers and freelancers around the country and focused on various news segments.
LA Examine gadgets editor Darly Deino wrote that “an insider at HP” told him of a tablet codenamed “Hurricane” running webOS and potentially on track for release in the third quarter of this year. Other than that, details were spare.