Friday, 11 November 2011

IS HP Testing Windows 8 On Touchpads?

In news that is hardly surprising, it seems that HP are looking to possibly reignite their attempts to get a foothold in the tablet world. But instead of using the failing Web OS platform, this time they’re looking to be more successful with Windows 8. The HP TouchPad was their first attempt at trying to conquer the tablet market, but unfortunately it failed miserably for them and after a few months on the market, HP decided to cut their loses and flog them off for little or nothing.

However it was these drastic measures which sparked a lot of interest in the TouchPad.So much so that HP decided to run another batch of them. Hardware wise it was pretty good, it’s just people weren’t too keen on adopting the Web OS.

If we believe the Fox news channel of Clayton Morris then HP are definitely looking at bringing it back with Windows 8, where it will probably have a much better chance.

Sources at HP tell me the hardware team has been busy doing proof of concept work testing Windows 8 Preview Edition on the fire sale devices. Internally there’s been discussion about reviving the defunct tablets or building new devices with Windows 8 in mind.”

HP TouchPad Windows 8 mock up 580x450 HP Testing Windows 8 On Touchpads?

So it looks like HP are thinking of possibly reviving the TouchPad and brining it back from the grave. It could be a big success for them, or it might just see the tablet device drop out of the market again, but I think it deserves a second chance. It makes sense for HP too. It’s quite a long and expensive process to develop completely new hardware from scratch, so why not just make use of something that you’ve already invested time and money in?

Yes HP might have to make a few tweaks here and there, or they might give it a further spec bump, but that’s never a bad thing right?

So what do you think? Could HP revive the TouchPad by bringing it back to the market running Windows 8? And if so would it be a bigger success than it’s Web OS predecessor?

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