Tuesday, July 27, 2010

HP Smartphone Will not Use Windows Phone 7

Cooperation between Hewlett Packard (HP) and Microsoft on smartphone’s software development already end. After acquiring Palm, HP will ensure that only use a WebOS platform for smartphone devices and will not use the Windows Phone 7.

"Our goal is to focus resources and efforts to make WebOS as the best operating system," said Todd Bradley, executive vice president of HP, as reported by PC Magazine, Sunday (07/25/2010). WebOS is the latest Palm’s smartphone platforms currently used in touch screen smartphone, Palm Pre and Palm Pixi.

The statement is perhaps not too surprising because HP was invest 1.2 billion dollars to acquire Palm. Previously, HP stated that the artificial Palm WebOS platform may be used in the product range of smartphones, tablets, and netbook.

This also shows the strategy of HP in the smartphone market with a single platform. For the tablet PC market, HP will continue to work closely with Microsoft and using Windows 7 for Slate tablets or enterprise class. For consumer grade tablet, HP uses WebOS. HP is also known to have been registered trademark PalmPad. There is no certainty whether the brand will be used for tablets or smartphone device.

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