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Posted at 9:45 AM ET, 12/22/2010

Palm announces tablet, hoping to give iPad some competition

By Hayley Tsukayama

FOX News reported this morning that Palm is launching a competitor to the iPad.

Palm and parent company Hewlett-Packard will introduce three models of the tablet at the Consumer Electronics Show next month, the report said. All will run the WebOS operating system. The FOX report said that the new tablet's specs are "nearly identical" to the iPad and will run on Sprint's 4G network.

A fourth version of the tablet, geared toward university students, is to come, and HP hopes that it can hit classrooms as early as next fall.

Palm says early adopters can get their hands on the gadget in March.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | December 22, 2010; 9:45 AM ET
Categories:  Apple, Gadgets, Palm, Sprint  
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Comments

Yeah...because Palm's WebOS was SO in demand, what with the new Palm phones selling at a rate of what - 1 to 2 units per day?

Sorry, but as much as I love competition, Apple is now in the position Microsoft was in the 90s...except they're not just stealing designs and outmarketing everyone else. They're overdesigning and oversimplifying things and creating new markets - I think it's called the Blue Ocean strategy? (From INSEAD if I recall correctly)

Anywho - companies need to pull their heads out of their butts and start investing in R&D or else they're always going to be playing catchup to Apple.

Posted by: shapeshifter77 | December 22, 2010 10:29 AM | Report abuse

As long as HP/Palm insist on rolling out new products on a 3rd-rate network, they will not get any market penetration. Sprint? Really? I don't care about the 4G they advertise, they can't even do 3G.
HP -- catch a clue...if you want market penetration then you have to go with the wireless leader, which for better or worse, is Verizon. Get with the program or the money you paid for Palm will simply become a corporate write off.

Posted by: bagend | December 22, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Palm, Sprint, competition for iPad...somebody's been in the Egg Nog a little early.

Posted by: rperrone | December 22, 2010 6:28 PM | Report abuse

Palm, Sprint, competition for iPad...somebody's been in the Egg Nog a little early.

Posted by: rperrone | December 22, 2010 6:29 PM | Report abuse

Palm? hahahahahhahaa!

Posted by: rg019571 | December 25, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

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