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HP is holding a press event for a webOS announcement on February 9th

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HP is holding a press event for a webOS announcement on February 9th
When you look at the webOS front, it seems quite apparent that its presence in the mobile space is beginning to look extremely bleak when very few mobile operators around the world are adopting the latest webOS powered device. Surely everyone knows that HP is a force that can't be overlooked, especially when they take up a sizable market share in the PC market, but it appears that time is the only obstacle to overcome right now before we get our fix of potentially groundbreaking webOS stuff.

HP has just sent out press invitations for an upcoming event that's going to be held in San Francisco right before MWC is expected to happen – February 9th to be more exact! In the invitation, it suggests that people will have to “Think Big. Think Small, Think Small.” – which can probably suggest that a huge announcement regarding webOS products are at hand for the event. From smartphones to shiny tablets, we'd surmise to find a rainbow of collective webOS products that can potentially wow consumers all around.

And interestingly enough, there is not one mention of anything Palm in the invitation – suggesting that the once thriving brand name might be enveloped by those two simple letters of HP; and nothing more. Are you excited about new webOS stuff?

via Engadget

HP is holding a press event for a webOS announcement on February 9th

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posted on 04 Jan 2011, 15:10

1. Condoleezza Rice (unregistered)

No. Is anyone?

posted on 04 Jan 2011, 15:40

3. heyitzme (Posts: 87; Member since: 03 Jan 2011)

I'm excited! I just found $20.00 in my jeans while doing laundry! oh and lawl @ webOS

posted on 04 Jan 2011, 15:35

2. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)

I guess they are getting rid of the Palm name, which is probably a good thing.

I just don't think there is a chance for WebOS. There are too many OS's out there and even some of them don't have a chance. WebOS has been too quiet for too long. They had their shot and unfortunately chose Sprint as their launch. Now, they don't really have anything to stand on.

posted on 04 Jan 2011, 15:55

5. jeroham (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

You're probably right. And now, two more months? How 'bout CES? I like WebOS but already jumped to an HTC EVO with Android because of the lack of good devices.

posted on 04 Jan 2011, 15:52

4. heyitzme (Posts: 87; Member since: 03 Jan 2011)

I'm thinking Palm would've went down regardless of the carrier they launched WebOS with.

posted on 04 Jan 2011, 21:38

6. nirmalmarar (Posts: 4; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

Web OS is a good OS, just that their choice of hardware was poor and their form factor, 1 phone after another was nothing different and revolutionary. I believe WebOS makes a good OS.

posted on 05 Jan 2011, 17:50

7. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 948; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)

"Think Big. Think Small, think small".... Is that what the invitation reads? Really? Hahaaa

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 21:14 1

8. depeche (unregistered)

Palm in the past, was used to only putting out only two devices every six months to a year and that could not compete against Google, Microsoft, RIM and iPhone.

I would prefer they keep the NAME PALM... HP needs to put out various form factored smartphones with webOS. ramp up support for APPs and continue WebOS's development.

They need to move.. they missed the Christmas Season, now they are competing directly with the iPhone... They are running about a year late

webOS is a great OS and can compete WHEN and IF given the opportunity

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