HP Testing Windows 8 On HP TouchPad

Posted: Oct 23 2011, 2:33pm CDT | by , in Rumors | Tablets


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A rumor popped up that would suggest that HP wants to release the HP TouchPad as Windows 8 Tablet.

While some die hard consumers still wait for HP to release the new batch of $99 HP TouchPads they promised at the end of August an new rumor says that HP is testing Windows 8 on the HP TouchPad. Clayton Morris (via TechRepublic) has posted on his blog that the HP hardware team is busy testing the Windows8 Preview Edition on the $99 HP TouchPad.

There is supposedly an internal discussion about reviving the HP TouchPad as Windows 8 Tablet. I do not see any relevancy in this testing as Windows 8 will be released somewhen late 2012. By then the current TouchPad hardware is completely outdated. The design and the hardware performance is already behind today. I do believe though that HP will be releasing a Windows 8 tablet. HP has actually been the first to show a Windows Tablet back at the CES 2010. Microsoft thought back then that they can get away with using Windows 7 on tablets and compete against Apple and Android.

If Meg Withman hangs on to the HP PC devision than a HP Windows 8 Tablet is certain. The final decision is not made yet, but I am pretty sure that HP stays in the consumer PC business with Meg Whitman taking over from Leo Apotheker.

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