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    Windows 8 and WebOS on Collision Course?
    Interesting leaks are trickling out of Microsoft, revealing that things could become complicated for HP as far as offering both Windows 8 and WebOS mobility products.

    On April 28, HP announced the acquisition of Palm and its new WebOS. HP was early in the process stating that we should expect WebOS tablets to arrive down the road, even WebOS printers (what doesn't want to be connected nowadays?). Palm also has new WebOS smartphones in the pipeline. That's all good news, but according to leaked Windows 8 documents, Windows 8 and WebOS may be on collision course.

    Because, according to documents obtained by MSFTKitchen, Microsoft is for instance planning to offer branded application stores. Using HP as an example, Microsoft describes how you can have a HP ID for purchasing applications in a HP branded app store powered by Windows. That way, you will receive a software license for a given application that roams around with you on other devices.

    That's all good news too, but, what if you really love HP products and eventually end up owning a HP WebOS tablet and a HP Windows 8 laptop?

    Furthermore, the same leaked documents reveal that at this stage (as of April 20 2010), Microsoft defines a Windows 8 slate as a device optimized for Web and media consumption, casual gaming, reading and sorting e-mail as well as burst communication (Instant messaging and social networking).

    The Windows 8 slate sounds like a WebOS tablet to us. When you've spent $1.2 billion on WebOS, you kind of have no other choice than to work out a solution for letting WebOS integrate nicely in your portfolio. It sure isn't impossible (Nokia uses Qt to solve such an issue for instance), so it'll be interesting to follow HP's new WebOS effort and how it'll impact Microsoft's Windows 8 effort.

    Windows 8 and WebOS on Collision Course?

    The battle of the titans eh? These news worth to follow , to see how it will end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akitayo View Post
    The battle of the titans eh? These news worth to follow , to see how it will end.
    I wouldn't call WebOS a titan. Clearly HP will offer Window 8 on desktops and notebooks. For slates it would probably depend on how well they thought it would sell. Most of the hardware HP ships does not run an HP Operating system.
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    The biggest thing to keep in mind is that Windows 8 is at best 18 months away, most likely 24 - 30 months away.

    What can HP do with WebOS in two years becomes the real question. We are seeing hints of where they are going, and it will be an interesting ride to get there.
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    It all matters where Webos is in 2 years. I have strange eeling windows 7 won't dominate the slate market by then, so or once Webos might have te jump on something(anything will due lately).If hp is planing vertical integration then it might be windows who is in trouble in the long run because why would you want to caniblize sales of your homegrown(bought) OS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ADGrant View Post
    I wouldn't call WebOS a titan. Clearly HP will offer Window 8 on desktops and notebooks. For slates it would probably depend on how well they thought it would sell. Most of the hardware HP ships does not run an HP Operating system.
    IMO according to these news the writer sees to MS trying to match what webos can do now and HP as big company that could next in some time webos instead of windows. MS is taking care to prevent the future developing something similar. Who knows if HP/Palm webos will be the next windows instead OS???

    Quote Originally Posted by modeerf View Post
    The biggest thing to keep in mind is that Windows 8 is at best 18 months away, most likely 24 - 30 months away.

    What can HP do with WebOS in two years becomes the real question. We are seeing hints of where they are going, and it will be an interesting ride to get there.
    Yes, HP/Palm webos have a time bridge to get to the next level. I will give you one hint by now: The GWE Global wireless ecosystem.

    Stay tuned
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    Quote Originally Posted by tejoe View Post
    It all matters where Webos is in 2 years. I have strange eeling windows 7 won't dominate the slate market by then, so or once Webos might have te jump on something(anything will due lately).If hp is planing vertical integration then it might be windows who is in trouble in the long run because why would you want to caniblize sales of your homegrown(bought) OS.
    HP already does cannibalize sales of one of its homegrown operating systems, HP-UX. It offers Windows Server, Redhat Linux and even Solaris as alternatives on its hardware.
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    Hi everyone,

    My take on all of this is, HP gets Microsoft or Palm to work with Win 8, when it available. MS cannot afford to offend HP, as they are one of MS largest accounts. In fact, I think using webOS/buying Palm, is a shot across MS bow and I think, it will keep them in line!

    Enjoy the read!

    Take care, Jay


    Windows 8 and WebOS on Collision Course?

    Windows 8 and WebOS on Collision Course?

    Interesting leaks are trickling out of Microsoft, revealing that things could become complicated for HP as far as offering both Windows 8 and WebOS mobility products.

    On April 28, HP announced the acquisition of Palm and its new WebOS. HP was early in the process stating that we should expect WebOS tablets to arrive down the road, even WebOS printers (what doesn't want to be connected nowadays?). Palm also has new WebOS smartphones in the pipeline. That's all good news, but according to leaked Windows 8 documents, Windows 8 and WebOS may be on collision course.

    Because, according to documents obtained by MSFTKitchen, Microsoft is for instance planning to offer branded application stores. Using HP as an example, Microsoft describes how you can have a HP ID for purchasing applications in a HP branded app store powered by Windows. That way, you will receive a software license for a given application that roams around with you on other devices.

    That's all good news too, but, what if you really love HP products and eventually end up owning a HP WebOS tablet and a HP Windows 8 laptop?

    Furthermore, the same leaked documents reveal that at this stage (as of April 20 2010), Microsoft defines a Windows 8 slate as a device optimized for Web and media consumption, casual gaming, reading and sorting e-mail as well as burst communication (Instant messaging and social networking).

    The Windows 8 slate sounds like a WebOS tablet to us. When you've spent $1.2 billion on WebOS, you kind of have no other choice than to work out a solution for letting WebOS integrate nicely in your portfolio. It sure isn't impossible (Nokia uses Qt to solve such an issue for instance), so it'll be interesting to follow HP's new WebOS effort and how it'll impact Microsoft's Windows 8 effort.
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    WebOS is in the hands of HP and lets face it they have a vested interest in it's success. If they put their muscle behind it they can grow it to be as big as the other major players if not bigger. The biggest problem is showing people they want it.
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    I agree with you 101%! Take care, Jay
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    i agree that they are on a collision course, while apple pulls away. iphone 4, 600,000 sold on first day..... no way will they ever catch up.

    thats the price they pay for procrastinating.

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