One Wednesday, during the AlwaysOn Stanford Summit, the executive of Personal Systems Group Phil Mckinney said that, “HP will be using Windows 7 for the tablet designed especially for enterprises, which will also be a consumer based unit that works on WebOS”.
HP is ready to compete against the Apple’s hit iPad and other related devices and also against the Cius business tablet from the Cisco. When Mckiney was queried about HP’s interest on Android systems, he said “HP will focus only on 2 OS, Web OS and Windows 7”.
The rumours and news about HP’s plan on tablet is circling everywhere. Last week, IDG News Service revealed a digital document suggesting that, “HP is getting ready to release HP Slate 500 that will run on Windows 7 and in order to have their brand name on PalmPad”. Earlier on April, HP bought Pal for 1.2 Billion Dollars.
Mckinney said, “Having the future in mind, Internet connection via a hub device will have a major impact in Mobile vision of HP. The Palm Pre has got this feature of linking wirelessly to WAN and WiFi coverage that surrounds it. Not only Palm Pre but also Verizon’s MiFi, HTC’s Evo 4G and Sprint’s Overdrive also has this cell to Wifi hub feature.
Mckinney said, “By separating the wide area radio and connectivity, and with this wireless connectivity available, HP devices can be updated frequently. It removes the problem of 2 time taking steps: certification of the carrier for the device and implementing radio interface between Wide area radio and device.”
HP has tried with the UWB (ultra wide band) and so other local networks can also be used for connecting to the hubs.
HP is not going to make a hub device like a watch, which it had displayed 5 years ago. But soon another manufacturer who had developed such a model will be releasing it soon.
He said, “HP wants the displays to be separated from mobile devices like folding type displays and wider screen and can be linked to the mobiles. Display could be made on the mylar film and can be posted anywhere. Each and everything will soon be a display”.
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