HP plans to show its entry into the tablet market, along with new smartphones. The company is poised to release a 7 “called Tablet OPAL and 9-10″ Tablet called TOPAZ. Both tablets are likely to support both GSM as well, and CDMA networks.
HP pays too much for Palm. It was a quick sale, after all, and $ 1.2 billion were openly generous, so HP has to justify the expense. That’s even considering Palm’s strong brand and innovative once your operating system web. Now the shine is off. Web operating system now needs a major upgrade, and so does Palm hardware. The needs of applications – many of them. It would be nice if HP announced enhancements and improvements as tomorrow, but failure to do so is not fatal.
HP TouchPad, and many are calling it, goes swimming with Apple in the market-defining IPAD and equipment based on Google’s Android operating system 3.0 honeycomb, like the Motorola Xoom. Even RIM playbook Mindshare has grown, with some eager buyers entrepreneurial mindset subject of tablets for their BlackBerry smartphones. Except for the comments of HP executive vice president Todd Bradley, but all that proves the tablet webOS is launching during the HP event in San Francisco, February 09, HP has kept official silence on the device.
HP Web tablets OS comes at a time that tablet shipments are expected to boom over the next two years. IDC recently said it expects shipments of tablets of 44.6 million units in 2011, with the U.S. representing nearly 40 percent of the total. In 2012, IDC predicts that worldwide sales of 70.8 million units.
Ultimately, HP is in a difficult position to compete with the launch this month of Xoom, the IPAD 2 playbook expected to launch in March, and the tablet from Toshiba, LG and other G-slate tablets Android comes later this spring.