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    Hi all, This may not be far from being a reality!

    Pico projector in HP/Palm Slate, Next Gen Pre & HP laptops? I have read that, Texas Inst. has been working on chip design, for a on board Pico for a while. Now, HP's Monty Wong, just dropped a major bomb shell!

    Pico projector in HP/Palm Slate, Next Gen Pre & HP laptops??? Perhaps as early as NEXT YEAR!

    AS they say, you can't make stuff up like this. This is a must read for all of us!

    On a different tack, from reading this, I am of the opinion that a webOS Slate, will be promoted by Palm and not HP! However, that doesn't mean that HP won't be pumping a lot of $ into Palm to make it a success.

    Take care, Jay

    HP will flog pico projectors, But no Palm OS devices just yet

    By Lawrence Latif

    Fri May 21 2010, 05:55

    Hp will flog pico projectors - The Inquirer

    FLOGGER OF EXPENSIVE PRINTER INK HP has laid down its marker for the rest of 2010 by revealing it plans to flog projectors and tablet devices.

    Talking to Digitimes, HP's vice president and manager of PCs, Monty Wong, said that the US firm will concentrate on pushing two mini projectors and tablets, which according to Wong could overlap nicely.

    Talking of mini projectors, Wong said that there "should not be a technical issue" with incorporating the projectors into other devices such as handsets and laptops. In the past 18 months, 'pico-projectors' from other firms such as 3M have been made possible by using tiny DLP chips from Texas Instruments.

    Such small imaging chips have brought forward the possibility of mobile phones with projectors built-in. While the technology is still relatively immature, the possibilities are clear. However Wong said that HP isn't looking to release a hybrid phone with a projector in it this year.

    Moving back to the second half of 2010, Wong said that the largest PC manufacturer is concentrating on tablet devices with "keyboard-less" designs. This correlates with the design that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer held aloft at CES in January. Given that reports have surfaced of an HP tablet running WebOS and with Wong's admission, it's highly likely that the design of any such device won't be a radical departure from what was shown almost six months ago.

    Wong did however put a dampener on the HP WebOS honeymoon by saying that the company is unlikely to promote "non Wintel" products aggressively, due to incompatibility issues with Windows applications. This not only rubbishes comments from other HP employees but it also means that any upcoming HP tablet will only run Windows 7 and will be saddled with the associated security and price burdens that entails.

    Given that the California based computer company spent a boat load of cash acquiring Palm to get its mitts on WebOS, Wong's statement does a good job of clouding matters on quite why HP went to such great lengths to outbid several other firms for Palm.

    Nevertheless, his announcement regarding HP's plans to sell projectors could mean that HP is looking to supplement its healthy revenue stream from overpriced print cartridges with sales of equally overpriced replacement mini projector bulbs.
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    Thank you mod.

    Can you please make a section for HP Palm news? take care, Jay
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