Rumor: Hewlett-Packard Hurricane Tablet Coming in Q3 With WebOS

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aviaggio

Sigh... I was really looking forward to this, but not with WebOS. Hell, I'd even be ok with Android. But really, who the heck wants a Palm OS on their tablet???

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Zachary K.

wow, another tablet based off a phone OS, who wants a real computer OS anyway? lets just keep dumbing it down.

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Danthrax66

I know it makes so much sense to put a computer OS that was designed for input using a mouse and keyboard onto a touch only device. WRONG 

 

Live, Learn, and Shut the Fuck Up. 

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Zachary K.

and phones use to only be designed for a 12 button keypad, things change.

 so you sir, shuld shut the fuck up.

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Danthrax66

My signature wasn't directed at you. and a lot of phone oses were developed after touchscreen phones were made and were designed for touchscreen phones. So until they make a windows 7 tablet edition I would rather have the phone os.

Live, Learn, and Shut the Fuck Up. 

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Walnut

That... doesn't make any sense. Phones got better and so they got better operating systems. That is not analogous to putting a mouse & keyboard OS on a touch device. Win 7 just isn't a great OS to put on a lightweight mobile device with a drastically different input device and somewhat underpowered hardware. Don't get me wrong, I'm not keen on putting phone OSes on tablets either, but it's probably better than Win 7 for most people. Android especially is getting pretty powerful. Dedicated tablet OSes will most likely come down the road.

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Zachary K.

my probelm with phone OSes is the restrictions on applications. you can't just install whatever you want, you can only get apps form the "app store/market"

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Urock

If you've ever used WebOS you'd know that wasn't true.  I've got the Pre, and I've have several Homebrew apps NOT found in the store, as well as a bunch of patches that add features into the bundled apps and the appearance and preformance of the phone.  Heck, lots of people overclock there Pre phones.  None of that is approved by Palm, but right now the only thing that might void your warranty is overclocking (for the obvious reason that it can burn up your CPU).

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Havok

 Personally, I've never used a WebOS device before but I would give it a try. It seems just as 'open' as Windows does, but made for something smaller thana netbook. I'd probably play with one of these in a store before I'd buy.

 

 

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