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Hewlett-Packard could be releasing a tablet running the Palm’s webOS operating system as soon as the third quarter of 2010, according to a report from The Examiner, which attributes the information to “an insider at HP.”

The tablet, according to the report, would be called the HP “Hurricane.”

The news follows recent rumors that HP has canceled its planned HP Slate, a tablet that would run the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system. Whether or not the Hurricane would be a Slate with its innards replaced is unclear – though what is known is that HP had every intention of putting webOS to work for it.

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