Hewlett Packard introduced their TouchPad tablet based on their own webOS (a likely derivative of PalmOS, which they purchased last summer). Can you say iPad Clone? Same screen size. Very similar in design. No idea yet on cost and that’s a big deal. After all, why get a clone when you can get the real iPad for the same price eh?
And don’t expect Apple to sit idly by. Their next iPad (I hope!) will again set them ahead of the growing pack of iPad wannabes.
Wall Street Journal article: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704858404576134381853248152.html
I wouldn’t be so critical if HP had done something innovative with their one year delay.