Rumour has it HP has leaked to its employees that a web OS tablet will be arriving in Q1 2011, before March next year. Which leaves two more HP tablets on the horizon, with two more operating systems.
Todd Bradley, Personal Systems Group VP at HP, blurted out the date at an all-hands employee meeting. The project is dubbed Hurricane internally, but speculation still suggests that the device will be called PalmPad, after HP filed for trademark.
HP has two more tablet devices in the wings too, the Windows 7 based tablet, the HP Slate, which has been on and off, flip flopping for some time, although it currently seems to be on for the HP Slate. There’s also the HP Zeen, a rumoured Android tablet device.
So that’s three HP tablet devices to come, running on three different operating systems. Sounds like a lot to deal with, given the infancy of the tablet marketplace, but it also sounds like the heat will be on Apple by the beginning of next year, and HP will be giving all it’s got.
Which are you most hyped about? The HP Slate, the HP PalmPad or the HP Zeen?