HP's WebOS Tablet: Think September, Not February?

By  |  Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 11:15 am

Engadget’s Nilay Patel has an apparent scoop: pictures and details on HP’s plans for tablets based on its WebOS operating system. The images aren’t as exciting as the factoids–all tablets look pretty snazzy in product shots–but the most striking factoid is the apparent possibility that the tablets won’t ship until September. That seems eons away given how many other tablets are set to ship in the next few months. It’s also not the “early 2011″ that HP was promising a few months ago. And if HP talks about the tablets at its Feburary 9th WebOS event, it would be preannouncing them by seven months or so. Here’s hoping we don’t have the whole story just yet–and that the whole story involves WebOS tablets showing up before the fall.

 
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  1. Mike Cerm Says:

    The tablet market is still very small, so waiting to launch tablets until later in the year isn't a big deal (assuming they're competitive with Android and iPad when it does launch). However, they better not show something now that looks good next to the iPad and the Galaxy Tab, and launch the same product in September after the iPad 2 and Honeycomb tablets are everywhere.

    This is a moot point, because if Palm doesn't have new phones out in the first half of this year, WebOS is dead. They need to announce new phones for every carrier on Feb. 9th (have them in stores by April), or they might as well just scrap the tablets.