HP webOS ePrint app due in July, iOS has theirs now
At the Think Beyond event back in February HP demoed ePrint wireless printing in an integrated fashion from the webOS 3.0-powered HP TouchPad to ePrint-equipped HP printers, both on stage and in their little demo booths. They told us that ePrint would be coming to webOS handhelds as well, and for those that aren’t yet running webOS 3.0 (all of them), they’d release an app this spring that would enable said printing. It’d even be compatible with webOS 1.4.5.
Well, we hope you didn’t scribble ePrint all over the months of April, May, and June in your calendar, because HP has quietly pushed back the date for the ePrint app to July 2011. At least that’s what the footnotes on their ePrint Enterprise Solutions page says. It still notes that the app will be compatible back to webOS 1.4.5, so there’s that going, but considering the timing of the app release, we wouldn’t be too surprised if it ended up going webOS 2.2 only, that being the expected webOS release version for the HP Pre 3, which we are anticipating this summer.
Of course, while all this is going around, HP’s Imaging and Printing Group is spreading the ePrint love, having released an iOS app that will allow the same magical printing that we know webOS to be capable of when equipped with a similar app.