Speculation is doing the rounds within the IT community around the world. It is widely believed that HP is working on a new tablet that is going to be powered by webOS.

HP is one of the biggest names in the computer world today, and is renowned for manufacturing products that are both technologically stunning and feature-filled. HP has become a household name, trusted for its reliability and innovative thinking. The company recently acquired Palm for a cool $1.2 billion. It has been said that the company was most interested in its webOS platform. Palm has been reported to have been working on a tablet of its own, but had to scrap the idea after they realised they could no longer fit the bill. HP now has the funds and the know how in order to bring forth the new Hurricane tablet.

After gaining webOS, HP stated a number of things that hinted at the possibility that they were going to create a webOS powered tablet. The company claimed that it was aiming to incorporate webOS into a range of products. Not so long ago, HP was working on a tablet called the Slate. The 10-inch Slate was unveiled earlier this year, and incorporated features similar to those that you would find in the iPad. An official release date was never made public, and the tablet reportedly scrapped due to the way it used to run Windows 7, as well as its weight.

Another clue to the saga is that HP stated it would take webOS to new heights, intending for it to become a pioneer of sorts. With HP’s backing, webOS could do wonders in creating a new tablet. It would surpass Palms other releases like the Pixi and the Pre. It should, in theory, provide a range of apps from the start, which will be suited to multitasking. This is what Palm’s predecessors lacked, and it is something that people from all fields are looking for in a computer. The Hurricane’s biggest contender is by far, any tablet that is powered by Android. Even with the weight of HP behind it, the Hurricane may be reduced to a breeze by these computers. They are extremely efficient and are renowned for their performance. They are truly quality products.

The webOS powered Hurricane tablet is said to be released in the third a quarter of the year, just in time for the holiday season. The IT community throughout the world will be looking forward to this. People want to be able to compare this with other computers and see who comes out at the top. Everyone is interested to see what HP does with this computer, and it is a widely held hope that it will live up to all the hype. After all, when you combine a giant like HP with a system like webOS, you expect great things to come out of that union. For the good of the industry it is hoped that somebody from HP will soon shed some light on the matter.