HP webOS tablet due March 2011 tips analyst

HP's first webOS-based tablet has found itself a launch window, though the timings are guesstimates from analyst digging rather than any official word from the company itself. Having met with Asian tech sources recently, BMO Capital Markets analyst Keith Bachman believes the webOS tablet will arrive in March 2011; so far, HP has only confirmed that the slate is on track for release sometime in 2011.

It's the second analyst nod to March 2011 the HP slate has had, falling in line with rumors that OEM Inventec will be producing the tablet for HP in Q1 next year. Bachman describes the tablet as a "niche market" for HP, though it's hard to see how it could be more so than the HP Slate 500.