Harry - 6:17 am on May 19, 2010 (gmt 0)
Having accepted to acquired Palm, Hewlett Packard now wants to put Palm's webOS on top of its new generation of Touchsmart printers that use a visual interface much like the one of a smartphone and currently allow some limited Web browsing.
It sounds a bit silly, but people report liking the things. Now with webOS on top of everything from HP, the company might build a virtual ecosystem unequaled by any other vendor. If all these webOS devices can speak to one another, maybe we'll be able to start a print job from our Palm smartphone and tune in to a Web page view when we approach the printer. Maybe when the printer scans a document, it will sync the contact data to the users' contact app, the same way webOS already syncs in all your contacts from Facebook, all email accounts and Linkedin - crazy, just crazy.