HP preps Android e-reader as WebOS tablet pushes to 2011
Aug 12, 2010, 07:36 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Brown)
"Hewlett-Packard (HP) is preparing a "Zeen" Android e-reader
that interfaces with a new HP printer, says an industry report.
Meanwhile, HP has postponed its WebOS-based "Hurricane" tablet to
1Q 2011, and the company -- beleaguered by the recent resignation
of CEO Mark Hurd -- lost the lead designer of the WebOS-based Palm
Pre, say reports.
"HP was recently reported to be abandoning its Android tablet
project in favor of its "Hurricane" tablet, which runs the
Linux-based WebOS operating system acquired when it purchased Palm.
(The company is also said to be preparing a similar "Slate" tablet
(pictured) based on Windows.)
"Yet, a HP tablet of a different kind may end up running Android
after all. FCC images of an Android-based "Zeen" e-reader were
recently posted by Engadget, along with subsequent tips about the