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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Hewlett-Packard unveils Palm-powered tablets

HP's new product line upHP is putting its the web operating system front and centre of new products
Hewlett-Packard (HP), the world's biggest technology company, is making a major play for the multi-billion dollar mobile market with a slew of products based on its own operating system.
At an event in San Francisco, the company announced two new phones and a long-awaited tablet computer.
HP's new TouchPad tablet will compete against Apple's iPad, Google's Android-powered machines and RIM's Playbook.
The TouchPad is based on the webOS operating system.
This was developed by Palm and bought by HP last year for $1.2bn (£745m).
HP is hoping its investment will pay dividends with tablet sales expected to soar to over 50 million in the coming year.
HP said the mobile connected devices market is currently worth $160bn dollars.
'Jumbo phones'
The Silicon Valley company that started life in a small garage is clearly betting big that products powered by its own operating system will give it a foothold in the sector and make it a force to be reckoned with.

BBC  | 9 Feb 2011  - read full report