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HP confirms tablets for both Windows 7 and WebOS

Jul 26, 2010, 13:37 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Brown)

"HP has confirmed it plans to release multiple tablets, including some running Microsoft's Windows 7 and others running the Linux-based WebOS it acquired along with Palm. The announcement follows sightings on the web earlier this week of HP's "Slate 500," a Windows tablet with an 8.9-inch touchscreen, dual cameras, and a 1.6GHz Atom processor.

"Turns out the rumor mill did rather good work of parsing together Hewlett-Packard's tablet plans. Still, Todd Bradley, executive vice president of HP's personal system group, and Jon Rubinstein, the former CEO of Palm, now reporting to Bradley, offered confirmation of the company's intentions at the 2010 Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference July 22.

""I think you'll see us with a family of slate products, clearly a Microsoft product in the enterprise, and a WebOS product broadly deployed," Bradley said on stage at the Aspen conference, seated beside Rubinstein."

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