HP Says webOS to Appear in Tablets, Perhaps Printers, But Not Netbooks

Palm webOS is a funny little product. It started out with great promise, generated a lot of tech geek excitement, sold very few devices, and ultimately sought survival by being bought by tech giant HP. There’s been a lot of speculation about webOS’ fate. Liliputing reports that webOS will make its way to a tablet device by October, might appear in other devices like printers, but will NOT be used in netbooks.

HP: WebOS slate on the way, don’t expect a WebOS netbook

Is ignoring the netbook HP’s way to try to avoid antagonizing Microsoft and/or Google (Windows & Android)?

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