HP Unveiling Its Next webOS Devices on Feb. 9

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HP has invited journalists to an event next month during which the next generation of webOS-based devices will be announced.

HP webOS InviteThe wording of the invite urges attendees to “Think big. Think small.” This almost certainly hints that both a smartphone and a tablet will be unveiled at this event.

Ever since HP bought Palm last summer, the company has been promising to put the webOS on a variety of products. Phones are the most obvious of these, but tablets have also been mentioned. A model called the PalmPad has been featured in a number of rumors.

Whatever HP plans are, they are going to be unveiled in San Francisco on February 9.

An Overview of the webOS
The webOS is a multi-tasking, touch-oriented operating system able to wirelessly synchronize a wide variety of data with online services like Google, Yahoo, and Facebook, as well as Microsoft Exchange.

It includes an on-device app store, and a moderate collection of third-party software is available.

This operating system was developed by Palm, Inc. before this company was acquired by HP. It was created to power smartphones, but HP is modifying it for devices with larger, higher-resolution displays so it can be used on tablet computers.




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