What is the Palm WebOS Platform HP?


D9 Video: Hewlett-Packard CEO Léo Apotheker

Hewlett-Packard CEO Léo Apotheker talks about the Palm WebOS platform.  He sat down with Walt Mossberg at the D9 conference on June 1 to try and explain what the Palm WebOS platform is all about.

Palm is getting ready to roll out WebOS this summer on Pre3 and on TouchPads to have a set of connected devices.  HP is looking to create a cloud-based system where you could do the same thing on multiple devices.  This sounds very competitive to Google Android or Google Mobile cloud services that already do this if you have a Google phone.  Léo did not mention them as a competitor.  Léo worries more about the companies he doesn't know yet which seems to be a little delusional.  Windows 7 and iCloud from Apple will likely be formidable competitors as well.  Léo claims that developers need lots of devices in the distribution in order to start developing for the platform.

You can listen to the interview above but frankly, it's not that impressive or informative based on the short 5-minute clip I heard.  There Nothing unique or disruptive about what they are doing it frankly sounds like a copy of Google Docs and mobile services.   

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