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HP to bring Palm's WebOS mobile operating system to PCs

Hewlett-Packard will be bringing Palm’s WebOS mobile operating system to PCs sometime later this year, said Todd Bradley, executive vice president of HP’s personal systems group.

Details are almost non-existent about what this move by HP will actually look like. But Apple made a similar move, bringing some features from its mobile operating system iOS to its desktop operating system. Lion, for example, features additional multi-touch gestures and some other features present on Apple’s iPhone operating system.

The move makes sense, given that HP has a number of touch-enabled desktop computers and an app store for touch-based applications on desktops. Bradley said additional details would come throughout the year.

The announcement came at the end of HP’s presentation in San Francisco today, where the company unveiled two new smartphones and an impressive WebOS-powered tablet.

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