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HP Launching 'Hurricane' Tablet Running Palm's OS

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 31 comments

HP is already making the most out of its billion dollar acquisition of Palm.

Late last month, Palm was purchased by HP. Not too long after, amid talk that HP had canned its Windows 7 Slate, speculation emerged regarding a HP Slate running Palm's WebOS operating system.

Today speculation turns into rumors as reports HP is planning a WebOS tablet called the Hurricane. That's right, it looks like HP is ditching the "Slate" moniker in favor of something a little more dramatic for this device. Examiner cites an inside source at HP who says the HP Hurricane is scheduled for a Q3 release later this year.

It's not immediately clear if this means the Android version of the HP Slate has also been canned. Earlier reports suggested that the Windows 7 HP Slate had been scrapped but again, there was nothing to suggest the Android version of the same device was also being written off. With a new WebOS tablet planned, HP could ditch the Android version in favor of fully supporting its own mobile operating system but what a shame that would be.

Which would you prefer, WebOS or Android?