We’ve just been invited to an HP event on February 9 in San Francisco. The topic? webOS, according to the invitation.
The invite’s main header reads: “Think big. Think small. Think beyond.” Could this mean an expansion of webOS to many types of devices? At the very least, we should get the skinny on the full webOS 2.0 release, which is only available in a very limited way thus far.
The timing is interesting since webOS originally launched at CES ’09. That conference starts today and ends a month before HP’s event, I guess HP will be using their muscle to do things a bit differently than Palm did.
But that timing also means that HP will be facing even more competition from devices just launched at the Vegas convention, many of which will be powered by the rival Android platform.
It also has to be noted that HP is likely to be up against at least one Apple event, which is expected to take place in January. That could mean either the iPad 2, the Verizon iPhone — or both. I don’t think it’s a stretch to think that HP should be talking about both tablets and phones at their event…
We’ll be there to find out more on February 9.
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Palm, Inc. was a leading mobile products company, creating instinctive yet powerful mobile products that enabled people to better manage their lives on the go. The company’s products for consumers, mobile professionals and businesses included Palm Treo and Centro smartphones and Palm handheld computers, as well as software, services and accessories. In July 2010, Palm was acquired by HP. The Palm brand was subsequently discontinued upon the introduction of webOS products under the HP brand.
Palm webOS is an intuitive operating system helping users stay connected to web-based information, whether itâ€™s an email address from MicrosoftÂ® Office OutlookÂ® or a Googleâ„¢ calendar event.3 And it groups similar things together for you, so all that information is easier to use. The Palm Pre released in June 2009 was the first device to integrate webOS. Palm Pixi released in November 2009 is the second device.