HP Lost Billions on Palm and webOS

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We knew that HP bet huge on Palm and webOS and lost but what we didn’t know is just how much it lost. Well, according to the fourth quarter figures that the company today, it appears that it blew $3.3 billion on the venture. The company originally bought Palm and its webOS software for $1.2 […]

HP, Whitman Still Don’t Know What to Do with webOS

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Earlier today, we told you that HP would be holding a meeting to determine the fate of webOS, the software it bought just over a year ago from Palm for $1.2 billions of dollars. That meeting, according to The Verge, did in fact take place but it appears that HP CEO Meg Whitman informed a […]

HP Will Reportedly Decide Fate of webOS Tonight


It would appear that the fate of HP’s once heralded operating system, webOS, will be decided in a all-hands meeting tonight that will be headed by HP’s new CEO, Meg Whitman. The call will apparently take place around 4:30PT, after the markets have closed, and soon after we should know the direction in which the […]

HP Mulling Selling webOS Software Business


Despite denying that webOS isn’t going anywhere, a new rumor recently surfaced suggesting that HP is looking to sell off its webOS software business. The company had recently abandoned plans of producing hardware that runs on its proprietary operating system, which was well received but failed to gain traction in the market place. Effectively placing […]

HP Dumping webOS for Windows Tablet, Launching Slate 2


After lukewarm success with the Slate 500 to the enterprise market, it was believed that HP would be putting all of its efforts into webOS to make the TouchPad a success. However, given that the well received webOS software has not gained traction in the marketplace, it appears that HP is reversing course and is […]

HP Says Shut Down of webOS is “Unfounded Rumor”

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I wouldn’t want to be Meg Whitman, the new CEO of HP, Todd Bradley, or any of the other execs at HP as they try to muddle through their next moves for HP’s future. Certainly they have some tough decisions ahead. Given the problematic way they went about getting rid of the HP TouchPad, purchasing […]

HP TouchPad Returning to Best Buy on November 1st, With A Catch

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Best Buy has announced that it will begin selling the HP TouchPad once again starting November 1st only this time there is a catch involved. The retailer will be offering up the webOS powered tablet for a cool $150 but in order to get a TouchPad, you’ll need to pick up an HP desktop or […]

HP Keeping Its PC Division, Working on Windows 8 Tablet


HP and its new CEO Meg Whitman made a couple of bold announcements today including plans to keep its PC division as well as plans to re-enter the world of tablets with hardware running Microsoft’s Windows 8. Whitman revealed that the company is committed to Personal Systems Group (PSG), HP’s computer arm, and in doing […]

Long Live HP’s TouchPad…With Windows 8!?


HP’s TouchPad was officially declared dead in late summer when the company ran a fire sale and had listed the tablet for just $99, putting the fate of its much lauded webOS operating system, acquired along with Palm, in question. However, the TouchPad hardware itself may not be dead after all, and its fate may […]

HP Releases webOS 3.04 for TouchPad

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The HP TouchPad and webOS is certainly going to be one of the stories of the year in mobile tech. The big push and then the big quick stop and then the let’s make a few more is certainly one of the strangest things I’ve ever seen. But, for those who still have a TouchPad, […]

HP Talks About Notebook Designs, Windows 8, Touch, Ultrabooks

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This article is cross-posted on Notebooks.com. I had joined HP on a press tour earlier this week where the company was showing off its business-class EliteBook notebooks, which is an elegant aluminum-clad enterprise notebook that boasts rugged features that are tested using military specs. During the company’s presentation on design, notebooks design head Stacy Wolff […]

CEO Swapper: If Only This Was a Real App


Goodness knows I could use some humor these days, and this post from Scoopertino fills the bill. Too bad the App isn’t the real deal, though. CEO Swapper is supposedly an App from HP and contains all the elements you need to replace your CEO and find a new one. The proprietary CEO Seeker™ technology […]

What’s Happening with HP, WebOS and Whitman (HPQ)


As the markets closed today, HP announced the CEO Leo Apotheker was out, and Meg Whitman was in as the new CEO. Whitman has been on the Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) board of directors since earlier this year, and brings experience from eBay and other companies to the top position of a company with more problems than Jay-Z. HP […]

Apotheker Out, Whitman In As New CEO of HP

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The Leo Apotheker experiment at HP is over just shy of a year after it started and the fledgling company has installed former eBay CEO and California Gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman as CEO. The move comes just weeks after the company made several big moves including killing off its HP TouchPad tablet and webOS powered […]

Unreleased Touchpad and Pre 3 Get Handled

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Still pining for the webOS devices that you’ll never get to have? I know your pain. If you’re willing to settle for the next best thing — videos of the hardware you’ll probably never get a chance to own — then head over to Engadget. Myriam Joire got unboxing and hands-on time with the white European […]

HP Board Considering Ousting Apotheker and Possibly Hiring Meg Whitman?


Bloomberg is reporting that HP’s Board of Directors is panning to meet to consider ousting CEO Leo “we don’t need no stinking hardware” Apotheker. Speculation is also that HP’s board may be looking at hiring former eBay CEO Meg Whitman, at least on a temporary basis. Whitman is a member of HP’s Board. Apparently there […]

HP Gives Palm Hardware Engineers Pink Slips


Layoffs are underway for the Palm division at Hewlett Packard, which had acquired the Palm brand, hardware division, and webOS software. The layoffs affect the webOS hardware business only as HP is retaining the software division and is only closing off its hardware business. Most recently, the HP webOS hardware team was responsible for releasing […]

Leaked Photo Shows Off Canceled 7-Inch HP TouchPad

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Prior to the launch of the HP TouchPad, we had heard that there was a 7-inch version of the webOS tablet slated to be hitting shelves at some point alongside its 9.7-inch counterpart. Well, before that tablet – codenamed Opal – ever got off the ground, HP decided to kill off webOS hardware meaning the […]

HP TouchPad Backorders to Start Shipping in 6-8 Weeks

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HP has begun sending out emails to customers that have backordered HP TouchPad tablets informing them that the device will be shipping at some point within the next 6-8 weeks. As many of you know, HP put the webOS tablet up for a mere $99 after it was announced that the company would be discontinuing […]