Touch Tablet Shootout: The Porch and Sunlight Test

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It’s the 4th of July here in the US and I’m getting ready to head to the great hot, muggy  outdoors for the rest of the day. Actually, I’ve been in the great, hot, muggy outdoors most of the morning as I’ve been on my porch enjoying both the morning and playing around with the […]

Landscape or Portrait? Packaging Reveals All with New Tablets

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So, after purchasing a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and an HP Touchad yesterday I took a few unboxing pictures. My powers of observation obviously went the way of the dodo bird. It wasn’t until this morning when I looked at the pictures that I noticed how the Galaxy Tab 10.1 was packaged with an emphasis […]

You Don’t Have to Wait Until Tomorrow to Touch a TouchPad

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So, I had to run some errands in town today and stopped by Best Buy after grabbing some lunch. Sure enough they had the HP TouchPad on display so that you could check it out. You can’t buy one today, but they’ll take your money and you can claim it tomorrow. But if you aren’t […]

HP TouchPad Review and Video Roundup

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The HP TouchPad is a new Tablet from HP which runs the Palm WebOS software that HP hopes will deliver a solid iPad alternative. The first HP TouchPad reviews have gone live and according to early reviewers, while the TouchPad is able to nail some things, the total package isn’t ready to take on the […]

HP Hints Windows 8 Tablets, Rejects Android

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The owner of webOS announced in an interview that it was still open to the possibility of a tablet running Microsoft’s next-generation Windows 8 platform, though HP is firmly rejecting any notion of a tablet running the rival Android mobile operating system as it has its own in-house webOS platform, which it had acquired with […]

Samsung’s Mobile Strategy: Diversify

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With HP hoping to license out its webOS mobile platform for other hardware-makers to use on their branded smartphones and tablets, one company that may be interested may be Samsung. If Samsung does in fact choose to license webOS, the Korean manufacturer will effectively have four working mobile operating systems under its belt: Android, Windows […]

HP in Talks About Licensing webOS

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HP’s CEO, Leo Apotheker, is saying that HP is talking to a number of companies about licensing its webOS software. Of course he’s not mentioning who or when at this point. But this could be a significant move on HP’s part as it aims to compete with Apple, Google, and Microsoft in the mobile realm. […]

Working Demo Units of HP webOS TouchPad Already Displayed at Retailers

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If you’re itching to get some hands-on time with HP‘s first webOS tablet, the TouchPad, prior to the device’s July 1st availability, you can do so as a number of retailers have now installed working demo and display units. According to PreCentral, several Walmart and Best Buy locations have been spotted as to installing display […]

HP TouchPad Now Available for Pre-Order

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It’s been a long time since HP debuted its webOS tablet, the HP TouchPad, at its event in San Francisco but we are slowly but surely getting closer to its July 1st launch date where it will hit shelves across the U.S. nationwide.And if you just can’t wait until July 1st to nab this thing, […]

A Conversation with a Reader about Tablet PCs and Tablets Part 3

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This is the third is a series of posts that encompass an email conversation with a GBM reader about Tablet PCs and Tablets. The reader has given me permission to post the conversation but wishes to remain anonymous. You can find the first two parts of the conversation here and here.   Warner, Thanks for […]

Trouble in Tablet Land?

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The Boy Genius Report is linking to a DigiTimes report that some handset vendors and ODMs are backing away from the supposedly burgeoning Tablet market and seeking some shelter by focusing on the 4 and 5 inch handset market. Honeycomb 3.1 is starting to roll out and some reviewers are finding news ways to say […]

HP Pre 3 Hitting AT&T and Verizon in July with Skype Integration?

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While all the hoopla this summer has been about the iPhone 5, HTC EVO 3D, the Motorola Droid Bionic, the HTC Sensation 4G, and others, there is another phone that is going to be headed our way with an operating system not called iOS or Android. Or Windows Phone 7 for that matter. Yes, you […]

UK Online Retailer Tips HP Pre 3 Launching July 8

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The HP Pre 3, unveiled alongside the company’s TouchPad tablet at the webOS Think Beyond event in February, may be shipping July 8th according to UK retailer Play.com for the price of £349.99. That price would give you the most current edition of HP’s webOS 2.2 smartphone that’s unlocked and contract-free. The Pre 3 offers incremental […]

HP Expanding webOS TouchPad Franchise with More Trademark Filings?

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Hewlett-Packard may be looking to expand its webOS-empowered TouchPad tablet line with additional models. A recent trademark filing with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office reveals additional names of potential products all with the TouchPad mark, including TouchPadFlex, TouchPadPro, TouchPadTwin, TouchPadGeo, TouchPad7, and TouchPadGo. Though there are no details for what these products may be, […]

webOS Cloud Music Now a Distant Reality, Labels Doubt HP’s Seriousness

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A few weeks ago, reports circulated on the Internet that HP was readying its own cloud-based music service to rival Apple’s, Google’s, and Amazon’s offerings, but a recent report on Billboard says that although discussions are ‘heating up,’ the prospect of a cloud hovering over the webOS TouchPad slate may still be a long ways […]

HP Preparing for NFC Digital Wallets with webOS Smartphones, Tablets

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In a bid to rival Google and Android, Hewlett-Packard may be readying some webOS devices with built-in near field communications (NFC) technologies that would enable its smartphones and tablets to be used as digital wallets. HP’s venture into the NFC world would utilize the technology not only as a point of payment mechanism, but would […]

HP Releases TouchPad Demo Videos Ahead of Tablet Launch

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Now that HP has announced when the TouchPad will launch for consumer availability, along with pricing and an extensive demo at Computex by partner SanDisk, the company has released some formal demo videos on some features of its first webOS-empowered tablet. The four new videos released by the company shows off the HP Synergy engine, […]

Pricey TouchPad Accessories Revealed

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HP is revealing pricing information for its TouchPad accessories, including a Bluetooth keyboard, wall charger, case and Touchstone charging dock. The company also revealed that the final build of the TouchPad won’t have a special gesture area surrounding the screen, as does the original Palm Pre and the competing Research in Motion BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, […]