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    Hey guys. I just came across this article on Cnet that says a WebOS tablet will be available by October. Heres the link to the article:
    WebOS headed to a tablet by October | Circuit Breaker - CNET News

    (Mods please move this thread if it's in the wrong section)
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    We need a new phone before they start creating tablets.
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    I know this was covered by webos roundup, but I don't know if Precentral hit that note in their latest article. Interesting to note though... Apparently the Slate is still a contiuned product too contary to other rumors too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ray1b View Post
    We need a new phone before they start creating tablets.
    I disagree. If HP makes a successful WebOS Tablet, it will thrust WebOS into the 'average consumer' spotlight. We need more publicity...

    I'm sure we'll get a new WebOS phone before the year's end though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by knicks5171 View Post
    Hey guys. I just came across this article on Cnet that says a WebOS tablet will be available by October. Heres the link to the article:
    WebOS headed to a tablet by October | Circuit Breaker - CNET News

    (Mods please move this thread if it's in the wrong section)
    Thanks for the article. That would be awesome if this happens! On a side note thanks for the 9th pick in the draft this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swissarmy View Post
    Thanks for the article. That would be awesome if this happens! On a side note thanks for the 9th pick in the draft this year.
    Lol No problem. Just hoping we get some solid guys this year and hoping it's not Lebron. I think he's a quitter and a fake imo lol and your welcome for the article a Slate would definitely be good although I think a new phone would be even better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ray1b View Post
    We need a new phone before they start creating tablets.
    Quote Originally Posted by Garrett92C View Post
    I disagree. If HP makes a successful WebOS Tablet, it will thrust WebOS into the 'average consumer' spotlight. We need more publicity...

    I'm sure we'll get a new WebOS phone before the year's end though.
    Here's a thought:

    Release both at the same time, with an added bonus. Buy a HPalm Slate, and get a fre Palm Pre Plus with the provider of your choice.
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    I wounder if HP is still bringing out the Slate since it may be ready to go. That would get HP's name on the market right away for the "pads" but from what we have heard the MS software is a hog on the slate. So if the Slate comes out and has bad reviews would it not be better for HP to scrape the Slate and just bring out a WebOS unit first even though it may be later? The killer would be get a WebOS Hurricane and receive a free Palm C40 4g phone free with rebate.
    I know i'm dreaming again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hparsons View Post
    here's a thought:

    Release both at the same time, with an added bonus. Buy a hpalm slate, and get a fre palm pre plus with the provider of your choice.
    +1

    Quote Originally Posted by finally pre View Post
    i wounder if hp is still bringing out the slate since it may be ready to go. That would get hp's name on the market right away for the "pads" but from what we have heard the ms software is a hog on the slate. So if the slate comes out and has bad reviews would it not be better for hp to scrape the slate and just bring out a webos unit first even though it may be later? The killer would be get a webos hurricane and receive a free palm c40 4g phone free with rebate.
    i know i'm dreaming again.
    +1
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    Quote Originally Posted by hparsons View Post
    Here's a thought:

    Release both at the same time, with an added bonus. Buy a HPalm Slate, and get a fre Palm Pre Plus with the provider of your choice.
    Hmm. That is a good idea. I'm curious how a future WebOS Tablet and WebOS phones will interact with each other...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hparsons View Post
    Here's a thought:

    Release both at the same time, with an added bonus. Buy a HPalm Slate, and get a fre Palm Pre Plus with the provider of your choice.
    Dang it again!!!! that's the second post in 10 mins that someone else posted at the same time and had the same thought. I just can't win tonight.
    Just proves we are becoming a tighter nit crowd.
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    Hahahaha Finally Pre
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abyssul View Post
    Hahahaha Finally Pre
    And yes. Abyssul is the one that started it in another thread.

    Abyssul - I'm coming over there.

    At least then we can fight over one computer. And maybe you can get the 36 post you need for the phone icon
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    I think Cnet misread. They said the "HP Slate is on track for October". And the HP Slate was announced running Windows 7 at CES. This is actually what Precentral reported as well:

    http://www.precentral.net/hp-no-webo...ll-tap-october

    I wonder if Palm and HP are even working together at the moment, except for maybe planning stuff. The deal isn't final and Palm doesn't have the manpower to work on a slate at the moment. Definitely not a slate that's ready in like 3 months after the deal is final..
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    it got canceled right?

    if there is one it is WebOS. Palm was probably close to releasing it, other than the calendar HP is close to closing the Palm deal - and probably the thing they are both working on the hardest is launching this thing in advance of Black Thursday. Black Thursday launch is no good as it is unknown device, they need it out before so people go ga-ga in advance AND to give them a little time to fix the stupid things that get past Beta.

    Still I want a phone sooner

    PS usually the deal is more or less done before it is announced.
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    HP really needs a good tablet before iPad sells 10 million. If it takes too long, Apple will have so much momentum, it could end up owning the ecosphere.

    Palm needs a good successor to the Pre before everyone except a small number of eccentrics leaves for the Evo. It's HP's problem, so HP needs to kick in what it can to get the next generation phone done.

    So, bottom line, they need both, for different reasons, and they need them as fast as possible. The good news is, HP has the resources to do more than one thing at a time, and it can even continue to put out some laptops and printers, too.
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    I like the sound of October. It gives them enough time to design and not rush the product and end up with hardware issues.

    And mabe by then we will be on WebOS 2.0 or really close an the Hurricane would be the first device with 2.0.
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    Hi all, Here is a little more info.

    take care, Jay

    HP webOS Slate Confirmed
    by Matthew on May 22, 2010

    HP webOS Slate Confirmed


    Since the HP/Palm deal occured, a bit of speculation about HP launching a webOS based tablet has been happening. We heard a couple of weeks back that the new webOS tablet could be called the HP Hurricane although no official information has been provided about this being the case.

    Yesterday a HP representative confirmed that the company would be working on a HP webOS based tablet that will be made available in October. As well as tablets using webOS, we also hear that smartphones will continue to use it although surprisingly, netbooks and smartbooks have been ruled out.

    It isn't clear at the moment if the new HP webOS tablet is going to be called the HP Hurricane. With a launch date of August though, it shouldn't be too long before we get official details about the device.

    As soon as we get more details of the new tablet, we'll write up about them here. If any company has the ability to tackle Apple [AAPL], I think HP and webOS could have a chance. Of course there are other tablet makers bringing out various OS's such as Android, but so far none have sold as many as Apple. Lets hope HP can come up with something decent.
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    HP slate running webOS=millions more users=thousands of more apps for webOS
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    Hi,

    I just turned this one up.

    Take care, Jay

    MAY 17, 2010, 8:28 A.M. ET

    PC Makers Look To Challenge Apple's IPad

    PC Makers Look To Challenge Apple's IPad - WSJ.com

    By Benjamin Pimentel With the iPad a runaway success, other personal computer makers are gearing up to challenge Apple Inc. (AAPL) in what has emerged as technology's hot new market.

    But would-be competitors appear to be moving cautiously into what is turning out to be a complex, shifting market, one that Apple has helped define, but may not necessarily dominate in the long run.

    It clearly rules the business so far. Apple claims to have sold more than 1 million iPads during the product's first month on the market. And beyond the device, the company has its App Store, which has made the iPhone an undisputed hit in the smart-phone market and is expected to be a major competitive advantage for the iPad compared to other devices.

    The tablet business has the potential to disrupt much of the traditional PC market. The devices could eat into sales of laptops, currently the industry's biggest profit maker. Tablet devices also threaten the dominance of PC software giant Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) as manufacturers are leaning toward mobile operating systems to power their new devices.

    The tablet frenzy began in January with a spate of announcements from computer makers. Apple's iPad was the subject of heavy rumors long before its formal announcement Jan. 27. Other PC makers, like Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ), Dell Inc. (DELL) and Lenovo Group Ltd. (0992.HK, LNVGY), tried to pre-empt that news somewhat with the announcement of their own upcoming tablet devices at the Consumer Electronics Show a few weeks earlier.

    But other than the iPad, none of these other products have yet seen the light of day. Instead, what has followed has been a curious waiting game of sorts.

    "We're hearing conflicting messages about what everyone is going to introduce," IDC analyst Richard Shim said in an interview. "This is the hard part. I can't tell you about products we don't know about. It's somewhat of a moving target."

    Defining The Market In fact, industry watchers have been fine-tuning the way they define the market.

    That's because PC companies have been making tablets for years, though that category didn't take off among consumers, and has been largely confined to niche commercial users such as health-care professionals and engineers.

    Now, IDC and Gartner are making distinctions between tablet PCs and iPad-like tablet devices. For example, IDC's Shim said his group defines the tablet PC as using an x86-based processor and a full operating system, typically Windows.

    On the other hand, tablet devices are defined as using ARM-based chips, which dominate the cell-phone and smart-phone arenas, and mobile operating systems such as Google Inc.'s (GOOG) Android, Palm Inc.'s (PALM) Web OS or the iPhone operating system.

    The shifts in this market were underscored by H-P, the world's No. 1 PC maker, with a scale and reach that makes it the player best positioned to take on Apple. After a much-publicized announcement on a plan to introduce a new tablet called Slate based on Microsoft's Windows operating system, H-P is believed to be shifting gears, especially after unveiling its plan last month to acquire Palm.

    The company has reportedly decided to drop the Slate, and develop a new tablet, dubbed Hurricane, based on WebOS, Palm's well-regarded operating system.

    "We knew what H-P was going to do, but then they changed their plans when they bought Palm," Shim said.

    H-P has declined to comment on the reported changes in its tablet plans.

    Power And Efficiency Analysts say it makes sense for H-P to shift from Windows to WebOS, which was specifically for mobile computing.

    "H-P didn't [agree to pay] $1.2 billion just go get a smart phone," Gartner analyst Leslie Fiering said in a phone interview. "It makes sense for them to explore other routes that are made available to them through this acquisition."

    Meanwhile, another PC giant, Dell, is turning to the Android operating system that Google developed specifically for mobile devices.

    Neeraj Choubey, Dell general manager for tablets, said the decision was based in part on the Android Market, which would give the Dell tablet access to an "applications eco-system." Such a system has been a key strength of Apple with its highly successful App Store.

    Dell is also planning to use an ARM-based processor from Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM). ARM-based chips are dominant in the mobile phone market, largely due to their power efficiency--a factor Choubey also cited as critical in the tablet, and overall mobile computing, arena.

    "If you start with the technology that came out the cell phone arena, you'll have a more power-efficient device," Choubey said. "The traditional mantra on anything hardware-based is cost, cost and power."

    Will Apple Rule The Market? But while Apple apparently has the edge in the emerging tablet war, it is unclear if the company will end up dominating the market the way it has come to rule the digital music player market with the iPod.

    Gartner's Fiering said the iPad has "raised the bar and suppliers are now scrambling to make sure they get it right."

    IDC now projects 6 million tablet devices to ship this year, including 4 million iPads, Shim said. But while Apple has taken the lead, he added, the company faces the "burden of lifting or defining this entire new market," because there are no other competitive devices available.

    "In the iPhone market, they learned from everybody else," he added in a video interview. "In this new space, there's nobody else to kind of bounce ideas of so to speak."

    But Apple may not have to feel so alone for long.

    Fiering specifically pointed to H-P's as the best positioned challenger, given its scale, reach and its upcoming merger with Palm.

    "There are not too many suppliers that can pull all those pieces together," she said. "H-P could if they integrate the Palm acquisition properly."

    Another IDC analyst, Crawford Del Prete, agreed saying, while the "buzz" from H-P had generally been defensive in relation to the iPad, "the longer term story is far more interesting."

    "Given H-P's massive scale, I think they have the ability to drive new price points for this kind of product," he said. "With a lower price point, the category becomes far more interesting."

    -By Benjamin Pimentel,415-439-6400; AskNewswires@dowjones.com
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