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HP TouchPad to Feature Bing Maps

If some recent photos of HP’s upcoming TouchPad are accurate, webOS fans might be in for a bit of a shock.  It would seem that Google Maps, which has be a part of webOS from version 1.0, will be replaced by Bing Maps in HP’s webOS 3.0 software. writes:

“It’s not yet clear whether the Bing Maps integration is due to a partnership or deal with Microsoft. HP has been a close partner to Microsoft on its Windows based PCs. Microsoft’s Bing Maps has a lead over Google on 45° “birds-eye” views but lacks the POI and retail data that Google contains.”

For a long time, I’ve been a Google user, but I’ve been warming up to Bing, if for no other reason, it’s not a Google service.