HP Tablets May Make Debut at Feb. WebOS Event

Hewlett-Packard has passed around invitations to a WebOS

event Feb. 9 that appears to mean the introduction of its tablet is

finally imminent. That said, don’t expect to see any hints of an HP

tablet at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

More exactly, tablets may be the case at the event

next month. The invitation for the media event reads: “Think big. Think

small. Think beyond.” Will HP have two sizes to show off? Three? All

that’s known for now is that the PC maker, which first announced plans

to purchase Palm and its popular WebOS in April 2010, has for some time

been working on a tablet running an updated version of the operating


Jon Rubinstein, the former Apple employee who became CEO

of Palm after spearheading the Palm Pre and WebOS, and who’s now in

charge of Palm within HP, has promised an early 2011 launch of the

tablet (tablets!), but has revealed little more.

In mid-December, BMO Capital Markets analyst Keith Bachman, after a trip through Asia, told analysts on a call that the HP tablet would arrive in March, and it appears he was right.

For more, read the eWeek article: HP WebOS Event Feb. 9 May Include Several Tablets.

CIO Insight Staff
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