HP to Ship Microsoft Tablet This Year, webOS Tablet Next Year
Hewlett Packard’s (HPQ) webOS tablet will arrive at market in early 2011, after the company ships its Microsoft-powered sibling — presumably that Windows 7 Slate Steve Ballmer uncrated during his CES 2010 opening keynote. “As we look at tablet sales and slate sales that was a big part of the reason we acquired Palm.,” Todd Bradley, executive vice president of HP’s Personal Systems Group, said during a company earnings call Thursday. “You’ll see us with a Microsoft product out in the near future, and a WebOS-based product in early 2011.”
Noticeably absent from Bradley’s list: that Android device that was supposed to arrive at market in the fourth quarter of 2010. As I reported in July that tablet has been tabled–at least for the time being.