HP Teasing WebOS Tablet Before Announcement

The Tablet/Slate calendar is a full one this spring and everyone wants to wrest some control of it from Apple. HP is doing its share to try and grab a piece of it for its upcoming WebOS announcement that is scheduled for February 9. HP’s Todd Bradley was on CNBC talking about what’s to come and in some ways he’s pretty good about talking without saying anything to keep the interest high.

Keep in mind, that HP decided against unveiling any news on this front at CES 2011, opting instead to create its own hype with its own event. Not a bad move, but it puts the pressure on to deliver. If there’s any news to gleam in all the corporate speak, it is that HP sees this as “one piece” of the whole connected experience. Also, HP is trying hard to focus on the content consumption angle in order to keep selling a few of those PCs that it pumps out each year. If you ask me that’s becoming a tired old saw that needs to get retired from the PR pushers. I’m going back to my iPad here in a few moments to create some content.

9 Comments

  1. Jeff Jackson

    01/13/2011 at 3:24 pm

    > Also, HP is trying hard to focus on the content
    > consumption angle in order to keep selling a few
    > of those PCs that it pumps out each year. If you
    > ask me that’s becoming a tired old saw that
    > needs to get retired from the PR pushers. I’m
    > going back to my iPad here in a few moments to
    > create some content.

    There’s a world of difference between creating a two paragraph blog post and creating real content out in the real world that involves accessing databases, spreadsheets, and more sophisticated formating than the toy apps on an iPad can do.

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  2. Best Android Tablet

    01/13/2011 at 7:24 pm

    There will be so many powerful players in tablet market. Although this is useful for customers, it is very hard to choose the best tablet amongst them.

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  3. Tuur

    01/13/2011 at 7:30 pm

    They should better focus on delivering issues of the W7 HP 500 Slate first.
    One can announce much products but what’s the benefit of all that if you can’t order the those things properly or with a huge delivery delay…

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    • GoodThings2Life

      01/13/2011 at 10:59 pm

      Indeed! The one I ordered on the 22nd of October (just a few days after launch) only JUST arrived yesterday!

      I think I’m going to like it for the purposes I’ve got in mind, but I have a pretty narrow scope of how I’ll use it. To me, it’s still little more than a netbook. It needed one of those fancy i3/i5 processors instead of an Atom along with a little more oomph in the graphics department. Hopefully a Slate 550 will deliver.

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    • GoodThings2Life

      01/13/2011 at 10:59 pm

      Indeed! The one I ordered on the 22nd of October (just a few days after launch) only JUST arrived yesterday!

      I think I’m going to like it for the purposes I’ve got in mind, but I have a pretty narrow scope of how I’ll use it. To me, it’s still little more than a netbook. It needed one of those fancy i3/i5 processors instead of an Atom along with a little more oomph in the graphics department. Hopefully a Slate 550 will deliver.

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  4. Roger J

    01/13/2011 at 8:55 pm

    “HP’s Todd Bradley was on CNBC talking about what’s to come . . . ”

    Like the HP 500 Slate? Tuur has made the point already as well.

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  5. Anonymous

    03/28/2011 at 4:14 pm

    “I’m going back to my iPad here in a few moments to create some content.”

    Well, good for you, go do something constructive. I’ll go hit my iPad to watch some tech videos…Oh, wait. I can’t do that because the iPad doesn’t allow me to.

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