HP To Use webOS Exclusively In Future Smartphones

Todd Bradley, HP’s Executive Vice President, told CNBC that HP will use webOS exclusively in all future smartphones. There was some question as to whether HP would release a Windows Phone 7 device, but that’s not happening according to Bradley. HP is all in with webOS on the smartphone front. Not so much when it comes to tablets. Speaking at yesterday’s Forturne Brainstorm Tech conference, Bradley confirmed that a Windows based Slate tablet would ship later this year. There are plans for a webOS powered tablet, but no additional information was made available.

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Sounds like HP is focused on that family of webOS devices.

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HP’s Todd Bradley and Palm’s Jon Rubinstein Talk webOS

HP’s Todd Bradley and Palm’s Jon Rubinstein took the stage at Fortune Magazine’s Brainstorm tech conference. As one would expect, the focus was on HP’s plans for the future of webOS. Bradley indicated the company’s thinking post-acquisition¬†has been, “how do we proliferate webOS of a family of devices“. HP has plans to release a Windows based slate this fall. ¬†They do have plans to bring webOS to printers, slates and of course smartphones. No dates or confirmation of new hardware was announced although Jon Rubinstein confirmed that Palm has “a great roadmap in place“.

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Rubinstein also indicated that webOS 2.0 is coming later this year. When questioned about whether a webOS slate would include support for Flash, Rubinstein indicated Palm is working with Adobe and testing Flash with webOS.

The event also had it’s Oprah moment, with Todd Bradley informing the crowd they would all receive a free AT&T Palm Pre Plus with 90 days of free service.