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Jason California
05-09-2010, 02:42 PM
webOS-based HP Hurricane tablet rumored for Q3

By Darren Murph (http://www.engadget.com/editor/darren-murph) http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.engadget.com/media/writer_rss.gif (http://www.engadget.com/editor/darren-murph/rss.xml) posted May 8th 2010 7:05PM



http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2010/05/webos-tablet-render.jpg (http://www.engadget.com/2010/05/08/webos-based-hp-hurricane-tablet-rumored-for-q3/)Shortly after announcing a blockbuster deal to acquire Palm (http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/29/hp-and-palm-what-happens-next/), HP confessed that it would be "doubling down on webOS (http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/28/hp-were-doubling-down-on-webos-palm-that-was-the-whole-po/)," with near-term plans to "scale it across multiple connected devices." We took the liberty at that point to assume this meant that a larger webOS-based device was at least sitting around in the rear of someone's mind, and now it sounds as if Palm loyalists may actually have something tangible to look forward to. According to an unsubstantiated report over at the Examiner, an "insider at HP" has informed the site that "a webOS tablet under the code name HP Hurricane could be released the third quarter of this year." This all lines up well with what we've heard over the past few weeks: HP pledged to take webOS to places it has never been (http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/28/hp-opportunities-for-webos-smartphones-slates-and-potentiall/), strong whispers emerged that the HP Slate was being shelved (http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/30/hp-slate-killed-rumor-mill-says-yes/), and now, people close to the HP camp have given a name to a purported webOS tablet slated for Q3. There's obviously no telling if this is simply hot air being blown, but we wouldn't be shocked to see HP nail down a webOS slate in time for the sure-to-be-rockin' 2010 holiday buying season. Or maybe we're just crossing our fingers, humming aloud and praying to our lucky stars that this all pans out.

[Thanks, Mike and Trever]

WillieLee
05-09-2010, 05:59 PM
That seems rather sudden. Especially for an OS that has virtually no security.

mario
05-09-2010, 10:43 PM
What a horrible, horrible name!

cPol
05-10-2010, 03:29 AM
What a horrible, horrible name!

It blows away any other name they could've come up with.

*rimshot*

mario
05-10-2010, 03:30 AM
It blows away any other name they could've come up with.

*rimshot*

Oh dear, you should be working at HP marketing dept. with that wit!

badpoet
05-10-2010, 01:09 PM
I love WebOS, but I'm kind of torn on this. From my understanding, they still might be making the Slate, which would be the product I would buy. If I bought a tablet I would use it for work for the most part so having it be Windows 7 would be ideal. WebOS is by far and away the best OS for a phone device I've ever used (kicks the shit out of Windows 6.5, Apple, and Android), and I think it'd be great for a tablet but I don't know that I'd buy it for work.

And :roll: to "virtually no security". Every phone OS has potential security exploits. Palm, after having some brought to their attention, fixed several things that could have been exploited (which is exactly what happens when someone finds an exploit in most OS's).

Ryan Elliott
05-10-2010, 01:10 PM
"Hold on, late me take out my Hurricane" is a sexual harassment suit waiting to happen.

Jef UK
05-10-2010, 01:13 PM
"Hold on, late me take out my Hurricane" is a sexual harassment suit waiting to happen.

This joke doesn't make sense!

Ryan Elliott
05-10-2010, 01:14 PM
This joke doesn't make sense!


...you DON'T call your penis "Hurricane?" :mistrust:

mario
05-10-2010, 01:22 PM
...you DON'T call your penis "Hurricane?" :mistrust:

do you want to be known that your penis blows at 200 miles an hour?

Ryan Elliott
05-10-2010, 01:24 PM
do you want to be known that your penis blows at 200 miles an hour?


Depending on what it's blowing. :heybaby:

Dan-C
05-10-2010, 03:07 PM
I don't care how bad the early reviews of a prototype of the Slate were, it I was a hundred times more likely to buy than than any of the competing offers. This? Not so much.

Gnome
05-11-2010, 03:36 AM
I don't care how bad the early reviews of a prototype of the Slate were, it I was a hundred times more likely to buy than than any of the competing offers. This? Not so much.

Agreed. I was tempted to purchase the slate but I'm not thrilled about the palm interface. I'll just spend my money on comics instead.