Hewlett–Packard, which is usually referred to as HP, is one of the biggest computer manufacturers in the world. HP undoubtedly has real big plans for 2011. HP plans to sell nearly 50 million notebooks in 2011. According to the latest data, HP has the biggest share of the worldwide PC market. The original equipment manufacturer, or OEM as it is said, is all set to maintain that No. 1 spot by concentrating on notebook shipments.
Referring to Taiwan-based OEMs and component makers, according to DigiTimes, HP is confident to ship around 45 million to 48 million notebooks in the year 2011. The notebooks will also consist of WebOS tablet PCs. The site Engadget reported that HP will announce their tablets with WebOS. There will be two models, Topaz and Opal. It is speculated that the Topaz features a 9-inch screen while the Opal has a 7-inch screen. Both will run on a 1.2 GHz processor and will not have buttons. The tablets will have a front camera, a microUSB port and three speakers to reproduce stereo sound.
According to reports, the total notebook shipments of HP were 39 million in 2010. That way, HP is looking to ship about 9 million more notebooks in 2011 than it did in 2010. HP will also ship a Windows 7-based tablet (Slate 500); the source also indicated that WebOS models will be the mainstream of HP tablets, with the acquisition of Palm. WebOS tablet PC’s development was accomplished by the year 2010. The shipments will hopefully begin in March 2011. Now, one has to see whether HP will accomplish its goal or not; it will be known only at the end of the year. It might be possible that the WebOS tablets will assist them attain their goal.