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3 Prototypes From HP, In Outline 104

tekgoblin writes "Since the recent HP buyout of PALM we have been waiting for what HP may have in store for us. Well HP's CTO Phil McKinney has tweeted some pictures of 3 new devices that could be released in the near future." Note: the pictures' most relevant bits are blacked out with the subtlety of an expurgated FBI document, but they have me curious, especially about the wrist-worn device.
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3 Prototypes From HP, In Outline

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  • Re:Here's to hoping (Score:5, Informative)

    by bhartman34 ( 886109 ) on Sunday August 29, 2010 @09:08PM (#33411728)

    Probably because "using" something and "leveraging" it are not the same thing.

    They could "use" WebOS in any number of different pieces of hardware, but if the hardware they put it in doesn't really benefit from what WebOS can do (e.g., with the multitasking and Synergy, especially), then they haven't leveraged it well at all. Leveraging a product means you use it in such a way to make other products attractive, as well.

    For example: Let's say HP decided to put WebOS exclusively on tablets. You could certainly argue that tablets are a good use scenario for WebOS, but they certainly couldn't be said to be leveraging WebOS well, if that were the case.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 30, 2010 @12:37AM (#33412422)

    Why don't these companies mimic Apple where it matters? Don't rumor, tease, prototype, spin, et cyk? Shut up until you've got something work talking about...and then release it!


    Tablet rumors began *in 2003*. Apple is the master of rumor, tease, prototype, spin, etc. They never come right out and say anything, but they keep nudging you with their elbow while waggling their eyebrows suggestively in the direction of their projects going "Eh? Know what I mean? Know what I mean? Nudge nudge. Nudge nudge. Know what I mean? Say no more...know what I mean? A nod's as good as a wink to a blind bat, eh?"

  • Back to the future (Score:3, Informative)

    by Yeechang Lee ( 3429 ) on Monday August 30, 2010 @07:14AM (#33413524) Homepage

    This wouldn't be the first wristwatch from HP. The company sold the HP-01 [hpmuseum.org] from 1977 to 1980. It was a calculator watch that was very advanced for its time (At $750, it should have been!).

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