HP CTO Shows Censored Prototype Photos; WebOS Tablet?
Here’s potential proof that Hewlett-Packard has big plans for the Palm acquisition: HP CTO Phil McKinney posted pictures on his Twitter account that showed censored-out, but very obvious shapes of prototype devices. Here’s some speculation on what’s to come…
The pictures above suggest HP is working on a WebOS tablet and phone. But there’s a 3rd device you’re not seeing, and you wouldn’t if you weren’t paying attention. It’s his wrist watch (or something?) It’s been censored out too.
Are these new WebOS devices? I’d like to think so, but Gizmodo feels that it’s too soon to make firm guesses, stating:
Before you get your hopes up too much about a new wave of webOS devices, however, you might want to take a look at the second part…[the] tweet, which encourages folks to vote for McKinney’s SXSW 2011 panel…in which McKinney promises to make some “bold predictions for the future – backed up with a number of breakthrough prototypes,”
Speculation could be endless, but I suspect HP doesn’t want any Android-based competitors getting any sort of leg up on what HP plans to do with webOS. The point of the CTO’s tweet: HP is innovating — which could keep Apple honest and consumers happy.