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 […]

Don’t Buy a HP TouchPad, Pre or Veer — No Matter How Cheap

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The shot heard ’round the tablet world today came from HP, at least for this week, as they ceased production of WebOS devices entirely. As a result you may begin to see steep discounts on the many WebOS devices already in stores as they try to unload a dead product. Don’t be fooled. Do not buy an […]

HP Should Refund all TouchPad Owners Straight Up

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OK, look, not one every starts out to create a dud. There’s a saying in the theatre biz that no company starts out to do a bad show. But bad shows happen. Bad products and bad receptions of products happen all the time. It’s a fact of life. So, why am I calling for HP […]

Who Should Buy WebOS? [Vote]

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HP dropped a bomb today, announcing that the company will discontinue WebOS Devices including the TouchPad and WebOS mobile devices. The news comes right ahead of the HP earnings call and after numerous HP TouchPad price cuts and reports of unsold stock taking up too much shelf space at Best Buy. It’s a bit surprising to see […]

HP Kills webOS in a Slew of What’s Next Announcements

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Wham! Bam! Can you say changes? Looks like HP isn’t wasting anymore time with webOS after a lackluster start. In a slew of announcements in its quarterly earnings call HP says it will discontinue operations for webOS devices. It also said that it will look for ways to maximize the value of the webOS software […]

Back to School Deals on 14 Inch Notebooks

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The 14″ notebook is an often overlooked, but incredibly versatile notebook size. The portability of a 14″ notebook is much more suited to the back and forth nature of college, but many students instead opt for a heavier, larger 15.6″ notebook. In order to help you and your student find a great deal on a […]

HP Expects to Detail Pre 3 U.S. Release Soon

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The HP Pre 3 was announced alongside the HP TouchPad in February. And while the HP TouchPad has launched, and done so disastrously, the Pre 3 has yet to hit shelves in the United States. That fact has led many to wonder whether the device would ever launch at all. HP has attempted to clear […]

Consumers Aren’t Touching HP’s TouchPad

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Sales figures at big box retailers like Best Buy, Walmart, and Fry’s Electronics suggest that the TouchPad is lagging behind HP’s and retail expectations for the debut webOS tablets. The situation is so bad that retailers are now asking Hewlett Packard, which had acquired webOS from its Palm buyout, to take back inventory of the […]

HP Pre 3 Support Page Goes Live on Carrier Orange

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UK wireless carrier Orange has posted the support pages for the HP Pre 3, a webOS smartphone that was initially unveiled in February alongside the HP Veer 4G and the HP TouchPad. It’s unclear what the delay is that’s holding back the third-generation Pre from launching, but whatever the case it appears that a launch […]

HTC’s Announcement Will be Regarding Beats Integration

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Ahead of HTC’s planned announcement today, this Thursday, in Los Angeles, California, it looks like partner Beats by Dr. Dre has went ahead and made the announcement. HTC’s $300 million investment in the audio and sound company will net the Taiwanese smartphone-maker a 51% investment stake in the company, and would give HTC access to […]

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 […]

Motorola Open to Making Windows Phones

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It appears that Nokia, Samsung, HTC, and others might have competition beyond Android at some point in the future as Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha has confirmed that his company has interest in developing phones with Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS on board if the right situation presents itself. In comments made today at the Oppenheimer Technology […]

GBM Shortcut: HP Elitebook 2760p Bluetooth Audio Streaming from iPhone

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Every time I think I’m done with the HP Elitebook 2760p, something new pops up. It’s like a Swiss Army knife or the Martian Manhunter packed with abilities. This time, it’s Bluetooth pairing with an iPhone or iPad for audio streaming and control. This post is one in a multi-post review of the HP Elitebook […]

HP Elitebook 2760p Review: As a Tablet

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As a convertible notebook, the HP Elitebook 2760p faces the challenge of balancing its laptop and tablet functionality. At first glance, it appears to be a notebook first, tablet second. But upon closer inspection, I’ve found much attention was paid to the tablet experience. This post is one in a multi-post review of the HP […]

HP TouchPad Gets Affordable $100 Discount This Weekend Only

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This weekend–and this weekend only–if buy the webOS-enabled HP TouchPad direct from HP, you will get a $100 discount on the slate. Between August 5th through Augsust 7th, the base 16 GB WiFi-only 10-inch TouchPad will now cost $399, or $100 less than the base price for Apple’s comparable 16 GB WiFi-only iPad 2. In […]

How To Get a Free Xbox 360 With Your Back to School Notebook

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Microsoft is countering the Apple $100 gift card offer by giving away a free Xbox 360 console to students who purchase a Windows PC priced at $690 or higher. This deal has been running for a month or so, and offers a nice value for students that want an Xbox 360 to add to their […]

GBM InkShow: Facial Recognition on the HP Elitebook 2760p

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I’m no proponent of biometric security. I’ve long argued that it’s a convenience, not a true security measure. Of course, convenience is a nice feature to have, and the facial recognition login on the HP Elitebook 2760p Tablet PC is amazingly effective. Paired with Bluetooth authentication, it’s turning me into a biometric believer.

HP Elitebook 2760p Review: As a Notebook

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Offering both tablet and notebook functionality, the convertible HP Elitebook 2760p, in my evaluation, delivers impressively on both fronts. For the laptop-using masses, the 2760p should feel comfortable and familiar, making for a pleasant introduction to the benefits of pen and touch screen input. This post is one in a multi-post review of the HP […]