Having acquired mobile firm Palm, HP is planning to launch one or more tablet devices next month, running Palm’s webOS software. Lots of details have leaked this week about the tablets, which will be going head to head with iPad and numerous Android-powered devices. But most interesting to us is new speculation about cloud features. Engadget claims that people who buy HP’s tablets will get “a huge amount of cloud storage”. What’s more, it suggests there will be “access to your entire music library from WiFi or 3G data connections”. Which reminded us that back in June last year, HP bought music startup Melodeo, maker of the nuTsie service (Bulletin, 24-Jun-10). At the time, HP said that “We are excited about the potential of this technology to bring the power of cloud-based delivery services to millions of customers…”

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