HP’s original vision: tablets of every OS flavour led by the (since deceased) Windows 7 Slate, but complemented by Android and webOS devices. Today it turns out there can only be one. And it’s not named after dessert.
HP’s decision to table their Android tablet shouldn’t come so much as a surprise, but it might come as a bit of a relief. With HP focused on reaping the platform benefits of their Palm acquisition, they can put all of their resources behind one great tablet instead of two rushed ones. And as a consumer, I’ll know exactly what an HP tablet is, and what makes it different from other products.
That webOS tablet, reportedly called Hurricane, should be out this spring if previous rumours hold water. As for an Android iteration, All Things D reports that it’s been delayed indefinitely – never a good sign. [All Things D]