HP drops Windows 7 for WebOS

HP drops Windows 7 for WebOS

Hewlett Packard (HP) will not use Windows Phone 7 on its future smartphones, the company confirmed last week.

The IT giant’s European vice president said HP will use WebOS on its smartphones and Windows 7 for its Slate tablet, due to be launched later this year.

The move follows HP’s acquisition of Palm and its WebOS operating system in April this year for £657m. The company has yet to confirm if it will use the Palm name on its smartphone portfolio or continue using its own Ipaq brand.

HP’s decision to stick with Windows 7 for the Slate is thought to be because the tablet will be aimed at enterprise customers.

HP has also registered the name PalmPad recently, prompting speculation it is about to launch a rival to the iPad that will run on WebOS.

Written by Mobile Today
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