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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 device."

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