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India: HP we continue to study the tablet market. A new webOS tablet ?
HP CEO Meg Whitman said before HP will study the possibility of a new webOS tablet for 2013.
Today Mr Vinay Chandra Awasthi, Senior Director (Product and Marketing), told Business Line, “We continue to study the tablet market, when we are close to something, we will definitely share the information.”
The sure thing is HP will go with a Windows 8 tablet as soon as Microsoft launch the OS in late September 2012. The actual HP windows 7 tablet is the Slate 2. So we don´t think HP is studying this Windows tablet possibility, because the Slate 3 Windows 8 version will be available for October for sure, but for the webOS new tablet.
This comment was made on Thursday, in India, where HP launched Z1- a 27-inch all-in-one workstation. Priced at Rs 1 lakh, the device comes with a 3-year warranty.
“With this device we are creating a new category space for workstation targeting professionals in media and entertainment industry, architecture, engineering, construction, oil and gas and geographic information system,” said Mr Anurag Gupta, Category Head (Mobility PSG), HP.
The company claims a 53 per cent market share in the workstation space. “It is an approximately 70,000 unit annual market, of which we claim 53 per cent share,” added Mr Gupta.
HP also showcased its new line up of Z workstations – Z820, Z620 and Z420 starting at Rs 50, 000.