Yesterday, HP unveiled its new lineup of WebOS-based smartphones and tablets. Because these markets are already crowded, prevailing wisdom suggested that HP would have difficulty convincing developers to create apps for its platform.
However, that assumption was turned on its head during the presentation when the company revealed that it also planned to release WebOS-based PCs. As the world’s most popular PC brand, HP has a huge potential market to offer developers. The announcement also has interesting implications for the relationship between HP and Microsoft.