Launch of HP Web OS Tablet on February 9 Highly Likely
The expectation that Hewlett-Packard will finally introduce a WebOS-running tablet (or tablets) at its planned Feb. 9 event was all but confirmed by Todd Bradley, executive vice president of HP's Personal Systems Group, during a recent television interview.
In the segment aired, Jan. 7 from the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, CNBC's Maria Bartiromo asked Bradley, "Where's your tablet? You said you're preparing one to run WebOS. When will this device debut?" To which Bradley responded that HP has a "set of public announcements" planned for its Feb. 9 event, at which it will speak "broadly about the future of WeboS and the breadth of products that [the OS] will enable."
After that, Bartiromo suggested that the tablets being exhibited at CES -- which Bradley, later in the interview, said there are 96 of in all -- seem to be "playing catch-up" to the Apple iPad. How, she asks Bradley, will HP compete against the iPad and say that HP's tablet is better
"You and I will talk about that on the 9th," Bradley said with a grin, adding that the enormous amount of tablet competition is essentially why HP has put the February event together.
For more, read the eWeek article: HP WebOS Tablet Now Super Likely for Feb. 9.