HP to host a Palm WebOS event on February 9, may launch new smartphones and tablets
HP will host a WebOS-related event on February 9. The event banner, as received by LaptopMag, has the following written on it: “Think big. Think small. Think beyond.”.
First of all, this ensures that there will be no HP, Palm or WebOS-related news to come out of CES, contrary to past speculation.
Second, the ‘big’ and ‘small’ references may of course mean that we should expect both the launch of a tablet (or many), and the launch of a smartphone (again, or many).
The name of the first WebOS-powered tablet will be HP PalmPad, that much has already been confirmed. It was supposed to be out early this year, and February does seem to be early enough. Also, HP has confirmed that new WebOS-powered phones would be coming, again, early this year.
So it looks like HP will be keeping its promises, now let’s just hope the products it will introduce will not disappoint.