Thursday, May 19, 2011

potential webOS netbook and printer in developer logs?

This last week in some developer logs two new devices appeared -- one with a 480 by 320 screen and no physical keyboard or removable battery; the other with a 1024 by 768 screen and a physical keyboard.

  The first one has the same resolution as the original Palm Pre, Pre Plus, and Pre 2.  But it wouldn't make sense to have another phone like the Veer with a small screen resolution, when the Pre 3 is coming out with an 480 by 800 screen resolution.  It could potentially just be a Pre without a keyboard, a webOS mp3 player, or something bigger like a Kindle but with a smaller screen resolution.  Maybe it's the rumored slab, but with the screen width and height cut in half to fool the logs?  Maybe.

But in my opinion it seems most likely to be a printer.  A screen with that resolution would do great on a printer, and the lack of a  keyboard or removable battery makes sense on a printer.

Then, there's the Touchpad-screen resolution with a keyboard.  It could be a webOS netbook, but it could also just be a Touchpad with a wireless keyboard.

 Time should show what these devices are, -- if they ever make it to  the market that is. HP's been talking about putting webOS on laptops and printers since last year, so this news shouldn't be surprising.

17 comments:

  1. very nice post! congratulations!

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  2. what will be the price of that?

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  3. Oh god, a webOS netbook would fail horribly. It'd be interesting to see it be a tablet, though.

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  4. They look very futuristic.

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  5. I always seem to have problems with printers. Technologically retarded and what-not. But I <3 my netbook!

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  6. Looks pretty cool, but I'm not too big on netbooks.

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  7. do you know the price? interesting post... thanks dude

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  8. Not sure about webOS on a tablet. But I've always been a firm supporter of having an optional physical keyboard with my touch screen device :)

    Nice blog btw

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  9. nice. i feel netbooks are too small for me though but i see their advantages

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  10. looks like an intereswting device

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  11. Very interesting! Keep posting

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  12. It doesn't convince me at all.

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  13. webos in a netbook? No thanks. But I'd like to see it in a tablet.

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