HP Confirms Plans for webOS Slates, Web-Connected Printers

Paul Lilly

Following the acquisition of Palm last month, Hewlett Packard (HP) wasted no time in scrapping its much hyped Windows 7-based Slate project, sparking speculation that HP would putting its newly acquired webOS platform to good use in a tablet form factor. Well, we don't have to speculate anymore.

During HP's quarterly financial call, company CEO Mark Hurd has confirmed that his HP plans to release webOS devices "beyond smartphones into form factors such as slates and web-connected printers." And just like that, we can be excited about HP's tablet plans all over again.

Maybe even more so this time around. The general consensus has been that Windows 7 might not be the ideal OS for a tablet, as it wasn't designed for mobility. The same can't be said for webOS, which only stands to get better with the financial backing of an industry heavyweight like HP.

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