HP ( Hewlett-Packard) , an American multinational information technology company has planned to unveil its new WebOS (Web Operating System) based tablet very soon.
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The designs for HP WebOS Tablet were set but HP postponed the release due to Palm acquisition. In April 2010, HP announced its acquisition of Palm for $1.2 billion. Now HP has clarified about the launch of a webOS based tablet on February 9th in San Francisco. Tablets from Apple, Samsung, Creative and many others will compete with new HP WebOS Tablet.
In the CNBC’s interview, the company declared that they have planned to reveal HP WebOS Tablet with other new plans and gadgets on the same day. The personal systems group of HP’s Executive Vice President, Todd Bradley informed that they entirely observe the tablet market this year and they spotlighted on webOS based PCs.
Bradley added they believe HP’s upcoming tablet is one part of the eco-system and also one part of the associated experience that they want to produce. He also said, “On February 9, we [will] have a broad public set of announcements about the future of webOS and the breadth of products that it will enable.”
Even though HP’s observation on the tablet market, they failed to show its webOS-based slate personal computer at 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) which ran from Jan. 6 to Jan. 9. One notable point is that Palm tablet will be available with latest operating system, webOS 2.0 and this may be the reason of the delayed display of the product. As per many market observers, the delay of the expected device is not good signal for the company.
The web-based Operating System is internet operating system that become popular now-a-days in the market. The product will come with rich feature like Synergy that lets the users to access various account like Facebook, Google and Twitter at once. Some specifications of webOS tablet are distinguished but HP filed a trademark for the term ‘PalmPad’ on July 9th of last year since that speculation has been going around about the name of the upcoming device.
According to earlier reports, the PalmPad will have WiMAX support as well as Sprint’s 4G network. In addition, a “multi-switch” like the Palm Pre, a mini-HDMI port, USB 3.0 port, two LED flashes, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing and a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera, etc. features will be included. Apparently, it will be slim than an iPad. Its weigh may be 1.25 pounds and it is designed in round edges shape like Kindle.