HP CEO Meg Whitman recently confirmed that the company she leads is looking into the creation of a Windows 8 tablet that will launch next year. She also said that HP seems to be trying to do too many things at once, which is not the best of ideas nowadays.
Whitman is confident that doing some small things in a good way is better than doing a lot of things in a poor way. These comments fit the recent rumors saying that Dell and HP could both enter the Windows 8 tablet segment in Q3 next year. WebOS is most likely getting canned or sold, with some sources saying that Amazon and Samsung have shown particular interest in this platform.
The next couple of months will be the ones that decide the fate of the operating system that was taken over with Palm. It would be a pity to see a company such as Palm getting destroyed after so many years of work… however, if this helps progress and innovation it’s inevitable.