The road to Palm wasn't an easy one. HP was embroiled in a five-way skirmish before they finally won the bid for the distraught firm. And there was also much speculation as to what HP intends to do with the Palm’s WebOS operating system. Anyway, there's recent word from HP Taiwan that the company will adopt the WebOS platform in mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, as well as the upcoming HP Slate.
DIGITIMES SYSTEMS - HP will adopt the WebOS platform in smartphones and tablets, according to Monty Wong, vice president of personal computing systems group at HP Taiwan, adding that since netbooks are more similar in functions with traditional computers, the company will not offer such WebOS-based devices.
It's funny why the netbook category wasn't mentioned since these machines were built for the Web to begin with. Anyhow, we can only wait and see how things would evolve from here. Hit the link for more on HP's plans for the Palm OS.