Retailers Prepare Fire Sale and Refund Policys for HP TouchPad

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Oh, the spectacle. Oh, the drama. It didn’t take long at all for retailers to go into disaster mode once the news that HP was killing the TouchPad. Amazon went into fire sale mode last night with the 16GB TouchPad briefly going for $99 and the 32GB going for $149. Although this morning you’ll only […]

HP Stock Price Down on WebOS and Possible PC Spinoff

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Investors aren’t feeling so great about HP (HPQ) after the company announced that it would discontinue the HP TouchPad and webOS devices, investigate selling the Personal Systems Group and purchase the software company Autonomy Corporation. As the market begins to open, HP is down 16% in after hours trading on the news and the third […]

HP to Explore Hardware Partners for webOS

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HP dropped an absolute bombshell on the tech world today. It’s killing the HP TouchPad, its webOS tablet, and it will not be releasing any further webOS powered smartphones. The HP Pre 3 never had a chance. So, now what? The logical guess has been that HP intends on licensing webOS out to hardware makers. […]

Why Didn’t Tablet Buyers Want to Touch the TouchPad?

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When we learned that Best Buy couldn’t move the HP TouchPad we weren’t surprised, but today’s news that HP would discontinue the device and essentially pull out of the consumer slate tablet race did catch us off guard. As I began to think about it, I’m not really that surprised that the TouchPad didn’t get […]

Can a Tablet Keep You Covered When the Crap Hits The Fan?

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One of the big debates about Tablets (and there are several) is still the consumption vs creation debate. In my view Apple and its iPad can stand on either side of that debate, depending on what kind of creative work you’re doing. But there’s another wrinkle that slides in and out of the creative side […]

HP TouchPad $100 Price Drop Permanent, Now $399, $350 for Students

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The HP TouchPad has had an interesting launch. First there were so so reviews, then there was a software update that brought improvements. This past weekend we saw the HP TouchPad drop as low as $299 thanks to a $100 HP discount and a Staples coupon. Now, HP has announced that the $100 HP TouchPad price drop […]

HP To Offer TouchPad Early Adopters a $50 Credit Towards Apps

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With prices for the HP TouchPad dropping faster than confidence in US politicians actually being able to lead, HP has decided to offer up a little give back to early adopters. If you bought the HP TouchPad before August 4, you’ll supposedly receive an email this week (make sure you’re registered) that will give you […]

HP TouchPad Drops to $299 at Staples This Weekend

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We shared a great TouchPad deal with you this morning, but we just found an even better deal at Staples. Instead of saving $130 ont he TouchPad, you can cut $200 off the price of either the 16GB or 32GB HP TouchPad tablets. The deal combines an instant $100 HP savings, which you can find […]

The HP TouchPad webOS 3.0.2 Update: Steps in the Right Direction

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After testing out the HP’s webOS 3.0.2 update for the TouchPad, I can say that HP has taken some steps in the right direction for its first webOS Tablet. There are improvements that are easily noted, most notably in terms of speed and how the screen responds to the touch controls. In my usage, I […]

HP Releases the Eagerly Awaited webOS Update (v 3.02 68)

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HP promised that an update for webOS 3.0 was coming in July. August 1 technically isn’t July, but when you’re dealing with these kind of things, I guess you might want to call it close enough. Word was that it would begin trickling out this morning. The Over the Air Update (OTA) update finally hit […]

Tablets and Bluetooth Keyboards

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  I was one of those folks back when the iPad was first released that thought that Apple was hedging its bets by introducing a Bluetooth keyboard as an accessory. If you’re going to go touch, then go touch. Well, that was an extreme position then and it is now. I never purchased one of […]

The Osprey Resource Veer Shoulder Bag is a Very Good Tablet Bag

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First, let’s get over or wallow in the whole man purse/bag thing. Go ahead. The rest of the post will be here when you get back. OK, now that you’re back, I think I’ve discovered a very good choice for a small gadget bag to tote the current crop of Tablets around in. It’s called […]

The Tablet Challenge: Using a Tablet as a Script in Rehearsal

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As I continue to check out the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the HP TouchPad, along with my ongoing usage of the iPad 2, I’m about to begin an interesting two week challenge. OK, that’s not being intellectually honest. This is one of those instances in my ongoing comparison testing when the the iPad 2 […]

Tablets: The Pick Up and Go Challenge

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As some of you will recall I’ve been working with the iPad and iPad 2 for some time and have recently picked up an HP TouchPad as well as a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. I’ve been dutifully approaching each of the two new Tablets, not to see how they measure up to the iPad 2, […]

The Amazon Kindle App Finally Shows Up on the HP TouchPad

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Well, whadda ya know? HP in doing all of its spinning, dodging and weaving since they decided to call the July 1 launch of the HP TouchPad and claim that yesterday, July 17 was the real launch, let it be known that the missing Amazon Kindle App would appear shortly. Well, it appeared today, or […]

In the Wake of Changes at HP, the PR Push is On

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After HP shifted around some upper management associated with its big investment in webOS, the speculation went wild that this was mostly due to the less than stellar response to the HP TouchPad. HP of course denies this (as they have to) and is now in the middle of a full court press on the […]

HP TouchPad Price Already Falls at Amazon, Best Buy

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The webOS-powered HP TouchPad has been out for less than two weeks and already we are seeing the tablet drop in price at both Amazon and Best Buy. Amazon has slashed the price of the 16GB by $10 dropping it to $489.99 and slashing the price of the larger 32GB to $572.65. As for Best […]

First webOS TouchPad Update Coming in About 10 Days?

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James Kendrick links to some information that we might be seeing the first webOS TouchPad update around the end of July or so. In a boston.com article on HP’s realignment is the following excerpt: Bradley said in an interview that July 1 was a “soft launch’’ for the TouchPad and that more advertising will start […]