HP’s TouchPad slate took off in the States yesterday and already bad reviews are pouring in. Thus, it’s no wonder that the PC maker intends to switch to Windows 8 tablets in the future, also making use of its good relationship with Microsoft.
HP purchased Palm last year for $1.2 billion, but this deal has yet to pay off, although webOS is an excellent platform. In a recent interview with Fast Company, HP’s president and CTO Phil McKinney talked about future Windows 8 tablets. McKinney said that he can’t reveal more info, but we expect something good to be cooking.
Considering that HP was already a big partner for the delivery of Windows 7 on various devices, it’s only logical that the next OS will get the same love, with the low adoption rate of webOS. It will be strange for the average customer to see HP offering both Windows 8 and webOS tablets, but we’ll just have to wait and see how they figure this one out.