HP's tablet and smartphone strategy has been covered in haze ever since it acquired Palm. But a much clearer picture is beginning to emerge. We now know that although HP plans to launch a Windows 7-based tablet, it will be targeted at the enterprise market.
This has led many to surmise that the company wants to placate Microsoft while still leaving ample room for a WebOS-based tablet. However, the Palo Alto computer giant, renowned for its loyalty to Microsoft, will not be so accommodating when it comes to the smartphone market.
HP's Executive Vice President Todd Bradley, made it very clear in an interview with CNBC that Windows Phone 7 is not part of the company's plans. Instead, it will be relying solely on WebOS for its push in the smartphone market.