Anyway, at their event today they announced HP Veer , a small webOS smartphone to be available this spring, HP Pre 3 , a webOS smartphone with vertical slider keyboard as our Dell Venue Pro and to be available this summer and HP TouchPad, a webOS (optimized for tablet) powered tablet. A WiFi version of HP’s TouchPad will be available in the summer, followed by 3G and 4G versions. No word on pricing on these devices. Also HP is working on to bring WebOS to PCâ€™s ! ! ! Microsoft, wake up soon.
Of course it is questionable whether the release of these devices will re-invigorate the webOS developer community. The number of applications in their application store, which has been open for around 20 months, was recently surpassed by the Windows Phone 7 marketplace in less than 3, and the platform has been abandoned by high profile ISVs like Skyscape, who withdrew their medical products from the webOS Catalog. The OS had also continued to lose market share and users, with only 3.7% of subscribers in USA using an OS from Palm in December, down from 4.2% just 3 months earlier, and less than 2% of sales in December 2010.
What do you think of these products? Are they enough to compete with the tough smartphone,tablet competitors?