HP is moving forward with its plans to open source webOS, after failing to sell it off last year.
In a move likely meant to stop employees from jumping out of windows, HP webOS VP Stephen DeWitt held a secret meeting with staff in the division yesterday to confirm that there is still a future for the OS, This Is My Next reports.
When HP says it’s exiting its hardware business, you’d best believe. The company confirmed today that in addition to spinning off its PC hardware business, it’s also killing its webOS devices, including the TouchPad tablet, as well as the Pre and Pixi phones.
A keyboard-less phone — similar in form factor to the iPhone and HTC EVO — running Palm’s WebOS mobile operating system has been spotted in the wild, according to precentral.net.
Sorry Palm Pre and Pixi fans, it looks like you’ll be left out in the cold when it comes to the upcoming Web OS 2.0 update, Engadget confirmed today in a conversation with HP’s (and former Palm CEO) Jon Rubinstein.
Unless Apple significantly revamps iOS for the iPad, it’s going to be blown away by HP’s upcoming WebOS TouchPad tablet when it comes to multitasking.
HP today finally unveiled the next generation of Palm’s mobile operating system, WebOS 2.0, as well as its next flagship device, the Palm Pre 2. But while WebOS 2.0 seems like a nice upgrade, the same can’t be said for the minimally revamped Pre 2.
Is this the Palm Pre 2? French carrier SFR has apparently spilled the beans on Palm/HP’s new smartphone, which looks to pack sportier internal specs while keeping the same overall design as the original Pre, PreCentral reports.
HP/Palm is apparently working on a touchscreen-only phone with a high-resolution screen, and it’s going by the codename “Mansion”, a tipster tells Palm fansite Pre Central.
Here’s the latest action: