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HP’s WebOS Device Promos Starting in September?



There have been a ton of rumors about what HP plans on doing with WebOS and it looks like we’ll soon have some answers.Rahul Sood, an HP executive and former CEO of Voodoo, wrote up his thoughts on WebOS over at HP’s Next Bench blog. Not surprisingly, he had a lot of good things to say about WeBOS, but the biggest nugget of information is that he’s coming down to the Bay Area in September and we’ll start to hear more from  him.

Why is Rahul Sood coming to the Bay Area significant? Well, the guy likes to work from home. He has a pretty sweet home office up north in Canada that he prefers to work out of. It’s usually stocked with prototypes and one-off PCs, which he’s shown me in the past via video chat.

We haven’t received any official invites yet, but I assume HP will be rounding up tech writers and analysts in the coming weeks to show off WebOS devices. Rahul Sood is a good spokesperson and may be the face of HP’s WebOS efforts.

Palm is exciting because HP finally has control over the entire device and developing ecosystem, from hardware to software. I would also argue that webOS is the best mobile operating system out there, and I’m not the only one who thinks this. It’s so slick, and it offers way more flexibility than other mobile operating systems. Take it from someone who has every phone you could possibly imagine or want (including a Vertu and even that B&O Serene). I’ve been around the block, tried them all.

The Palm deal is of huge strategic significance to HP, and we don’t plan on losing the battle.

It’ll be very interesting to see what HP has up its sleeve. Do you think it can compete with iOS4, BlackBerry6, Android and Windows Phone 7? The first indication will be to see which carrier(s) picks up the new devices.




    08/07/2010 at 7:01 am

    do you think it can compete, webos is the best os on the market. It takes the elgance and ease of the iOS and the functionality of the bitten andorid os windows mobile platform. I own a pre and with the supported hombrew community I not only have a 1.2 ghz sprint pre (bench marks faster then the evo which was tested. Not only have animated backgrounds in the launcher page, contacts, messaging applications, phones you name it. We can even customize the notifications to what we want when a message comes in, and what animation. What other OS do you know with true full multitasking capablititys ( and no a task managaer is not multitasking fully so the apple 4 and androids cannot do what Webos can do) Im talking about 60 to 70 applications open at once, all running real time in a deck of cards layout. Im talking elagent and non entrusive notifications. Gesture area the only mobile device that has one. I can go on and on on my 1yr old sprint pre, that is leaps and bounds beyond anything on the market still with minor patchs and tweaks that are offered by a “SUPPORTED” hacked community. Android is a fad I’ve been saying it from day one, and will not be able to compete OS wise with a webos period. Google can release a 100 phones a year, aquire every old Palm exec, and still couldnt dublicate what Palm and Webos has. They are the pioneers in the mobile buisness, and once the HPalm C40 is released with specs like 4 inch screen omap 4! 1.2ghz processor to be overclocked to 2.1ghz with webos2.0 on board along with the palmpad HPalm will be taking mobile technology by storm. Remember I said it first.

    those people looking to get a pre or already have one and want those tweaks I speak of go to its all there.

  2. braincell

    08/17/2010 at 6:53 pm

    I am also overclocked using blackbird sr 71 and im zinging around. haha wew! get that new phone out now!

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