Bradley: February 9th will bring a "broad set of announcements" [video]
So HP didn’t have any big announcements at CES 2011, but we can’t say we’re surprised. They do have that webOS soiree next month, after all, and CNBC sat down with HP Personal Systems Group Executive VP Todd Bradley to ask him about it. He told us that we can expect more than just a tablet (though he didn’t say that there definitively will be a tablet):
“So we’ve announced February 9th we have a broad public set of announcements, broadly about the future of webOS and the breath of products that it’ll enable.”
Bradley went on to explain that webOS was the reason HP bought Palm, and that they see it as more than just a smartphone OS:
“As we think about how that enables everything from smartphones to tablets to PCs to potentially other large screen devices, we see an enormous opportunity, both for ourselves and for our customers, to get the best web experience, the best content experience, that they can.”
He also confirmed what we had expected since the announcement of the announcement came out: HP is done with getting lost in droning buzz of CES. They decided to go all Apple and make their announcements on their own schedule. Though there was one small line that made us raise an eyebrow, just a bit: “tablets are phenomenal for content consumption; PCs [are] great for content creation.”
Regardless, we’ve got 27 days until we find out for sure what HP’s got up their sleeve. And for the record, no, it’s not David Blaine. Video after the break.