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


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


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


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


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, […]

HP TouchPad Launching July 1, AT&T TouchPad Coming Soon

HP TouchPad Launches July 1

WebOS is finally coming to the tablet on July 1st when the HP TouchPad will go on sale in the U.S. for $499 for a 16GB model and $599 for a 32GB model. If you don’t want to wait for the release date to pay, you can preorder a TouchPad on June 19th, but you […]

Amazon Hints at HP TouchPad’s Release Date

Amazon ad confirms HP TouchPad release date

Rumors are swirling around the release date of the HP TouchPad, the company’s first webOS tablet, as HP has still yet to confirm the launch date. However, a search on Amazon reveals an advertisement for the tablet, saying that “HP will release the sleek and sophisticated webOS-empowered TouchPad on July 17th, 2011. Recently, displays and […]

HP TouchPad Displays Start Appearing at Best Buy, Walmart


Prior to the launch of the webOS TouchPad, we’re beginning to see HP reserving floor and shelf space for its tablets at retailers. A price sticker was seen at a local Walmart showing that the TouchPad will retail for $599 when it becomes available for sale. At Best Buy, we’re seeing a minimalist white display […]

Weekly Wrapup: Notebook, Tablet and Smartphone News & Reviews (June 3rd)

Apple WWDC

Thanks to Computex 2011 in Taipei we have a large collection of new notebooks to share with you. We also have some new news about smartphones and tablets, including an in-depth look at the HP TouchPad from Computex. Don’t forget, if you signed up for our reader meetup tonight, you should grab your ticket and get to the venue for your […]

Hot Notebooks and Laptops From May 2011 [Notebook Reviews]

ThinkPad X1 Review

May is over and we are spilling into the dog days of June, but we wanted to highlight a collection of notebook reviews from May that will help you find the best notebook or laptop for your summer and back to school purchases. In May we reviewed 7 notebooks and a collection of popular notebook accessories which […]

Ever Wanted An HTC Smartphone Running WebOS? Well, You Might Just Get It


Unless he misunderstood the question, it seems like HP’s CEO Leo Apotheker is open to licensing his company’s mobile software, webOS, to companies like HTC. His statements were made during the All Things D 9 conference today and seemed to infer a willingness to possibly expand the reach of webOS beyond HP-made devices. Here is […]

HP TouchPad Gets Demoed at Computex (Video)

HP TouchPad

HP has still yet to give us anything substantial on the HP TouchPad, its webOS tablet device that it announced back in February. Lucky for us, SanDisk was more than willing to show off the new device giving a detailed video tour of the tablet at this year’s Computex conference in Taipei. The video touches […]

HP TouchPad Coming in June to WalMart, OfficeMax in July, and with 3G, 4G


There’s a lot of news, or rather leaks, on the webOS front with HP’s debut consumer tablet since the computer giant had acquired Palm. The company’s webOS TouchPad tablet is expected to launch in June at WalMart while office retailer OfficeMax will be selling the tablet in July, according to the latest leaked computer screenshots […]

HP TouchPad Tablet to Retail for $599 at Walmart?


A leaked screenshot of the Walmart inventory system shows that the 32 GB model of HP’s webOS TouchPad tablet will retail for $599 when it launches. The system also lists other TouchPad accessories, including the tablet-specific inductive charging Touchstone dock for $79.88, a Bluetooth keyboard for $69.88, and a TouchPad case for $49.88. The TouchPad […]

HP Pulls an Apple: Gives TouchPad to Sales Team to Sell More TouchPad


HP may be taking a page from Apple’s playbook by doling out TouchPads to its sales team for use, which would hopefully showcase webOS’s features to enterprise IT customers who may want to buy those tablets and deploy them in their own organizations. The TouchPad will be used by HP’s own sales team to communicate […]

Developer Log Reveals webOS Netbook, Keyboard-Less Phone?

webOS Netbook

A webOS developer has noticed two un-announced and un-named devices pop up in his developer log files using the webOS operating system from HP, which had acquired Palm. The first device utilizes the same 1,024 X 768 screen that’s been announced for the HP TouchPad tablet, but will also come with a non-sliding keyboard. Though […]

HP TouchPad Coming Soon to Best Buy

HP TouchPad

Right now, it’s unclear how long this teaser page for the HP TouchPad has been up for, but this is the first we’ve seen of it and so it might be the first time many of you have seen it as well. In any event, HP’s upcoming tablet device has appeared over on Best Buy’s […]

Will the HP Pre 3 Support a ‘Tap to Focus’ Camera?


HP may be working on enhancing the camera experience on the webOS flagship Pre 3 smartphone with its new 5-a megapixel autofocus camera. While a 5-megapixel autofocus camera isn’t anything to write home about–the iPhone 4 has sported such a feature for nearly a year now, the camera experience on webOS may none the less […]

Weekly Wrapup: Notebook, Tablet and Smartphone News (May 13th)


This was a busy week for smartphones and tablets with Google I/O 2011 and a collection of other announcements. In case you missed the news and reviews, we have rounded up the most popular items for you to digest quickly. We also have our top picks for notebook reviews and news to give you some afternoon reading. […]

HP Veer 4G to Be Free at Best Buy, Now Available for Pre-Order

HP Veer 4G

AT&T’s upcoming HP Veer 4G , which will be coming out on May 15th, will be available for free from Best Buy with pre-orders for the upcoming webOS smartphone starting today at physical Best Buy retail locations. If you were intrigued by the device but didn’t want to fork over the $100 to get it, […]