As HP Mulls Spinning Off PC Business, Plans to Keep webOS Remain


As Hewlett-Packard is considering its options to either sell or spin off its Personal Systems Group (PSG), the division that makes personal computers and PC hardware, leaked internal memos suggest that new changes to the webOS team will help to ensure that the mobile OS will remain with HP. The company is planning on splitting its […]

CEO Talk From Samsung and Google Answer Some Mobile Questions


Perhaps the CEO of Samsung and the former CEO, now chairman, of Google clarified some things with recent comments. Or perhaps not. It’s often difficult to decipher CEO speak. But taken at face value, recent statements by Choi Gee Sung and Google’s Eric Schmidt add some public clarity to a couple of issues in the […]

HP Like a Dog Chasing Its Own Tail in TouchPad Refund Kerfluffle


Round and round we go. Yesterday the web was a-twitter with news that HP was working to shut down what looked like a bogus refund site in Germany that promised customers refunds for TouchPads. The site was asking for customers’ bank account info, which raised more than a few eyebrows. Web denizens cried foul. HP […]

Last Batch of HP TouchPads Headed to North America Only

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Weren’t able to get your hands on the $99 HP TouchPad the first time around? Well, then you probably were excited when HP announced that it would be bringing the canceled tablet device back for one last go round after the company’s stock was depleted because of the fire sale. Unfortunately though, if you live […]

CyanogenMod Brings Android to the HP TouchPad [Video]

CyanogenMod running on HP Touchpad

The CyanogenMod Team, those wonderful hackers who help to make Android so much better on dozens of devices, turned their attention to the HP Touchpad. Their work brings new life to a previously “sort of dead” device by porting Android to it. Thanks to a $2,300 reward by HackNMod, there are plenty of people working […]

HP Making More TouchPads to Meet Demand

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In a surprise move, HP has announced that it will make another batch of HP TouchPad tablets to meet the demand for a $99 tablet that doesn’t suck. Yes, you read that right, HP has discovered that people will gladly pay $99 a pop for a web connected tablet with apps, and is going to […]

Some in HP Think It Might Resurrect the TouchPad?

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HP’s Todd Bradley is apparently doing damage control in the Far East with a number of HP’s partners following HP’s big announcements recently. He’s telling Reuters (and presumably the partners) that even if HP spins off its PC business that it could be a profitable venture, saying “a standalone company could and will do what’s […]

Samsung Considers Buying webOS from HP?


It looks like webOS may find a new foster parent in Samsung as HP still has yet to figure out what it wants to do with its $1.2 billion acquisition when it had bought Palm, according to new speculations brought forth by DigiTimes. More recently Samsung has also been rumored to be taking a keen […]

TouchPad Update Brings Document Editing to webOS


For those who managed to snag an HP TouchPad tablet on the cheap when HP offered a fire sale on its remaining inventory, you can now edit documents on your slate thanks to a software update to the webOS QuickOffice HD application that comes pre-loaded on the device. With the update, users can edit and […]

Hulu Starts Blocking the HP TouchPad

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If your device doesn’t fall under Hulu’s agreements with studios, there is generally no soup for you. Translation: Hulu’s website is blocked on most tablets, and when you head to its website, you are greeted by a black screen that informs you that your platform is not supported. You get an apology for the inconvenience […]

How to Find Out When HP Has $99 TouchPads in Stock

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As you might know, the HP TouchPad has been on sale for extremely low prices ever since the company announced that it was killing production of the webOS powered tablet. And because of this fire sale, there is insane demand for this device. I mean, who wouldn’t want a $99 tablet that will likely have […]

Saying Goodbye to the HP TouchPad

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Like many I was stunned at the news from HP last week that they were dropping their interest in webOS hardware. Like some I think it is probably the beginning of the end of webOS, even with many (including HP) saying it might still have a life. I was more amused than stunned at the […]

HP Pre 3 Not Launching in US, Will Sell for Cheap in Europe

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Last Friday, we got word that AT&T had canceled orders for the HP Pre 3 in light of HP’s move to kill off both present and future webOS hardware. A few of you were skeptical and others were holding out hope for a release on Verizon but today, we have learned that the Pre 3 […]

HP Accidentally Created a Demand for the TouchPad By Killing It


Despite writing an article saying that no one should buy an HP Touchpad, I found myself looking for one this past weekend. Why the turnabout? I’d say it’s the $99 discount price! I imagined HP would drop the TouchPad to $300 or maybe even $250, but never to $100. The marketing move by HP generated a demand for […]

HP’s webOS Fall Out May Benefit Android Most


Now that HP has announced that it will not be making new hardware for webOS, followed by a strategic message that the company will, however, continue to support the platform’s development despite the fire sale of devices over the weekend that placed the 16 GB model TouchPad at a bare $99, users of the platform […]

AT&T Cancels U.S. Orders for HP Pre 3

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 24 or so hours, you would know that HP decided to can the webOS-powered HP TouchPad as well as webOS powered smartphones. It seems that the company will not start to explore the possibility of licensing the software out to hardware manufacturers like HTC, Samsung […]