A top Hewlett Packard (HP) executive has confirmed that the company will be launching smartphones based on Palm's WebOS operating system in early 2011.
The computer maker had acquired the OS after it purchased ailing smartphone maker Palm in a $1.2 billion deal.
After much speculation over the fate of WebOS, HP, for the first has given some indication on exactly what the company plans to do with it.
According to a Reuters report, HP's senior vice president Eric Cador confirmed that consumers will be get able to get their hands on new WebOS-based devices early next year.
Speaking during an industry conference, Cador said: “You will see us coming early next year with new phones.”
HP is the largest technology company in the world with a diverse product portfolio which caters to PCs, servers, services and the printer market. However, the company is yet to enter the lucrative smartphone market, something which might prove unfavourable for the company in the future.