According to an HP insider, by way of The Examiner, HP will be releasing a webOS-based tablet in Q3 of this year. Presumably featuring better hardware than the poorly reviewed HP Slate — recently scrapped by HP — the webOS tablet is said to be codenamed “Hurricane.”
As noted in the report, try to remember that the acquisition has yet to be finalized. And as Boy Genius says:
…unless HP is already working hard on the Hurricane — or simply believes it wouldn’t be all that hard to slap together a decent tablet in a few month’s time — we find this whole “Q3″ business a bit hard to believe.
Agreed. More likely a year from the acquisition being approved.