*+-CNBC’s Tech Check reports that HP will use webOS exclusively when they step into the current smartphone market. This must surely come as a surprise to everyone who thought they were going to take that $1.2B they spent to buy Palm then dump it in the trash. Also, they’re making a Windows 7 tablet.
*+-Word is bouncing around the Internet this afternoon that the still mysterious, still largely unconfirmed but getting closer to being confirmed HP Slate 500 is not going to be a consumer device but instead (wait for it…) heading to the Enterprise channel. Todd Bradley, HP’s Personal Systems Group Vice President, apparently spilled the beans at […]
*+-With all the back and forth on whether the HP Slate/Hurricane/PalmPad/Slate 500 is dead or not, the device seems to have taken on mythic status, despite the fact it’s a demonstrated device with defined specs. There should be no question as to whether it exists. The only questions are if (or when) it will ship, […]
*+-Harry McCracken at Technologizer ran into Phil McKinney, CTO of HP, at The Big Money’s Untethered conference, a meeting about “profitable media in the tablet era.” You’d think that McKinney, one of the speakers at this event about tablets would be eager to speak about HP’s tablets, specifically the Slate, but not so much.
*+-DigiTimes is reporting that HP Taiwan VP Monty Wong is confirming what most suspect, that HP will indeed bring WebOS to a slate. The report says we’ll see this at the end of HP’s fiscal year which is October. According to the report HP won’t be bringing WebOS to netbooks and we’ll hear more after […]
*+-Daryl Deino of the Examiner is reporting that an “HP insider” is spilling the beans on HP’s plans for a WebOS Tablet. Supposedly it is codenamed The Hurricane and is scheduled to debut in Q3. We don’t know much more than that, but Q3 seems early to me given the timing of HP’s recent acquisition […]
*+-HP still isn’t commenting officially on rumors that began last week about the end of the HP Slate. There’s lots of speculation out there that all sort of make sense. You know that HP can probably manage to put out a Windows based slate and an Android based slate, and a WebOS based slate, etc… […]
*+-Yesterday afternoon and evening brought news that rocked many readers here at GBM. Reports (still unconfirmed) that HP is canceling the slate and that Microsoft is dropping the Courier project (confirmed) have been greeted with some anguish as well as some shoulder shrugs. There have even been a few raspberries. Apple fan boys (and others) […]
*+-Here we go again. This time it is TechCrunch reporting that HP is killing off the infamous HP Slate. This report from former Tablet maker wanna-be Michael Arrington himself says it comes from “a source that has been briefed on the matter.” So there’s no confirmation like today’s earlier news on the canceling of the […]
*+-Engadget is linking to a conecti.ca report that looks to be a hands on with the HP Slate, which until now we’ve really only seen under controlled circumstances. I’ll offer a couple of words of caution here by saying that will the post looks like these folks know their stuff I’m not necessarily taking this […]
*+-HP CTO Phil McKinney blogged today about the HP Slate device and shared a promo video of the PC company’s upcoming slate device. Just as I’m getting settled in with my iPad, I find myself lusting after the HP device. The HP Slate has dual cameras, which means you can video chat via Skype or […]