HP Chief Technology Officer Shane Robison hinted that webOS will be widely integrated into HP's products:
HP Chief Technology Officer Shane Robison said that the company's acquisition of Palm will influence a range of products including slates and other computers, smartphones, as well as next-generation printers.
"What Palm gives us is a modern, Web-oriented, connected operating system," Robison said, speaking at the Techonomy conference here.
While HP has said that before, Robison suggested the degree to which WebOS will affect the product line is perhaps greater than some people think. For example, Robison said that most of the company's printers will soon be Web-connected and able to print without a computer. The WebOS allows HP to have a consistent interface across many of these devices, he said.