HP Schedules Post-CES webOS Event

We knew that HP didn't buy Palm just to sit on it, and we also knew the company was planning new devices for 2011. Thus, it's no surprise that HP has an event coming, on Feb. 9, at which attendees are supposed to "Think Big. Think Small. Think Beyond."

It sounds, from the teaser, that HP will be unveiling a series of devices, from tablets to smartphones. It also means that the odds of HP unveiling anything webOS related at CES just dropped to nil.

We already expect the HP webOS tablet to be called the PalmPad. What will its new smartphones be dubbed, and is it already too late to catch up to Android and iOS?
Comments
3vi1 3 years ago

>> is it already too late to catch up to Android and iOS?

It was too late when they bought it.

I know I've said it before, but I simply can't think of any reason devs would put this any higher than fifth on their priority list of platforms for which to develop. And, most devs aren't going to go to the trouble of maintaining apps on five separate platforms.  No developers = no apps = no users = fail.

infinityzen1 3 years ago

Well it is actually not that hard to maintain apps on different platforms if you use something like the Adobe Flash Platform. Code up your app, set the compile options to iOS, compile, set compile options to Android 1.6sdk, compile, set combile options to Android 2.2sdk, compile, set compile options to webOS, compile, etc.

Most of the major developers have already made to switch to multi-mobile OS compatable programing platforms since it greatly eases having your program out on multiple systems.

3vi1 3 years ago

>> Well it is actually not that hard to maintain apps on different platforms if you use something like the Adobe Flash Platform.

There are still those of us who would rather chew their own arms off than write code dependent on the Adobe Flash platform, particularly those of us who do development on non-Windows/Mac workstations.

InfinityzeN1 3 years ago

The platform does not output flash, but actual executible code for the choosen OS.  Also, there are other multi-OS programing platforms then the two offered by Adobe.

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