McKinney One of Top 25 Most Influential People in Mobile Tech 2010

I’m not sure how I missed this, but Laptop Magazine selected HP CTO Phil McKinney as one of their Top 25 Most Influential People in Mobile Tech 2010. Slotting him in at #18, they had this to say about our favorite tech guru:

We’re not sure what the final product is going to look like, but now that HP has acquired Palm (and its webOS operating system) HP’s Slate has the potential to be much more interesting. What will it finally look like? Ask McKinney, the ultimate arbiter of the Slate project. McKinney has openly wondered on his personal blog when would be the best time to release such a device. But if the world’s leading PC maker gets it right, the Slate could challenge Apple’s iPad, which sold more than 1 million units in its first month. In May rumors starting circulating that HP’s webOS-powered Slate would launch as soon as late summer or early fall. The code name for this product? Hurricane, which is fitting since McKinney’s baby could very well blindside the Android competition.

The tablet information’s a little dated, but the accolades remain well-deserved. Congratulations, Phil!

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