The Amazon Cloud Player app might soon be seen in action on the HP TouchPad. Or so believes webOSroundup contributor George Salcedo who made an interesting discovery, though rather inadvertently. While trying to download a song from his Amazon Cloud Player into the TouchPad, when a check mark is placed against a particular song and the download button is tapped, the scene changes to a new browser window that takes one to a site called ‘developer.palm.com.’ Now this, in turn is believed to be the placeholder for the Amazon Cloud Player app.
Sources in the WebOS developer team has also confirmed this is indeed a landing page URL that will host a future webOS application, as it is with other apps that is yet to go live. So while the page might well be seen leading to a new app in future, the Amazon Cloud Player app does stand a chance. More so considering the SVP of Product Innovation at HP in their Personal Systems Group, Jon Rubenstein is currently a member of the Amazon Board of Directors. Amazon, on its part is competing against Apple in offering e-books, movie and music online. So a tie up with Amazon just makes the right sense for HP in their bid to make things that much more difficult for the Apple and its iPad.
We will be watching things here to find out if that is the way how it unfolds.