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 […]

Friday the 13th: 10 Unlucky Gadgets and Services

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There are plenty of bad gadgets and technology out there that deserve to fail, but others are just plain unlucky. What better day than Friday the 13th to take a look at gadgets that might have done better if they arrived at a different time, with a lucky rabbit foot or a four leaf clover, […]

A World Phone HP Pre 3 Headed to Verizon?


An HP Pre 3 webOS smartphone was seen passing through the FCC with support for CDMA, EV-DO, GSM, and UMTS radios suggesting that the device is a world-phone CDMA model for Verizon Wireless. Though the world-phone CDMA module would be compatible with U.S. carrier Sprint as well, a recent leak on Pre Central shows the […]

HP TouchPad Appears at The FCC

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HP’s webOS tablet, the HP TouchPad, has shown up in a filing at the FCC which means that the device should be on track for its launch which will come at some point this summer. The TouchPad’s filing unfortunately doesn’t reveal much at all as most of the information within it will remain confidential for […]

Consumers Want Android More than iPhone or Blackberry

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According to Nielsen more consumers are planning to purchase or want an Android phone over an iPhone or Blackberry. During the first three months of 2011 the company most noted for their TV ratings surveys asked mobile users which mobile OS they would rather use. Thirty-one percent desire an Android device while 30 percent long […]

TI Makes Qi Wireless Charging Chips Smaller


Texas Instruments is making its Qi-compatible wireless charging chips smaller. According to the company, the chips are 80 percent smaller than the current generation chipsets and this would help to make wireless charging a feature on various consumer electronic devices, including smartphones, digital cameras, portable gaming consoles, tablets, and other gadgets. Here are some of […]

HP, AT&T Prepare Launch Party for HP Veer webOS Smartphone


Invitations have been sent for the diminutive HP Veer webOS smartphone for May 2 in Anaheim, California. Little information is known about the Veer launch party, but the three-hour event will also host hands-on training, demos, and giveaways along with appetizers. According to PreCentral, when the blog registered for the event, they were told to […]

webOS 3.0 Screenshots Shows Off TouchPad UI


New screenshots of HP’s and Palm’s webOS 3.0 operating system hints at what’s to come in terms of the mobile OS’s user interface for the TouchPad tablet, which we had seen initially at the HP Think Beyond event in San Francisco, California. The interesting thing, aside from the tablet naming number convention between webOS 3.0 […]

HP webOS Smartphone Sans Keyboard Caught in Photo


To date, HP’s and Palm’s efforts in the webOS smartphone space has yielded devices with keyboards, making this leaked image of a webOS smartphone sans keyboard a first for the form factor. The device reveals what appears to be a device of similar size to the Palm Pre 3 without the sliding keyboard. The display […]

HP Offering The Palm Pre 2 for Free

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In an attempt to bolster sales, HP has dropped the price of the Palm Pre 2 to free of charge at its HP Wireless Store. Last week, Verizon dropped the price of the Pre 2 down to free only to bring it back up to the usual price tag of $150. HP’s deal, like Verizon’s, […]

HP is not Selling Notebook and PC Business to Samsung


On Thursday, a rumor popped up claiming that HP was preparing to sell the company’s notebook and PC division, with the likely buyer being Samsung, a company that has been trying to break into the U.S. notebook market in a bigger way. The initial report came from the Taiwan Commercial Times, but has since been […]

Designers Create Mock Up of Better iOS Notification System


Despite its refined elegance, the iOS platform–used by the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch-has a jarring notifications system with its pop-up notification box that demands your attention no matter what app you’re in. Developers who didn’t want to have their iOS experiences interrupted with Apple’s notification scheme have created a mock up to show a […]

The Complete HP ‘Think Beyond’ WebOS Event (video)

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If you have a couple of hours to kill and didn’t get enough of all of yesterday’s WebOS device news, feel free to watch the below video. Otherwise, you can check out our coverage from the event, including hands on video of the HP TouchPad, HP Veer and HP Pre 3. As we reported yesterday, […]

Goodbye Palm, It was Nice Knowing You


About 13 years ago I got my first Palm Pilot and it was magical. It could recognize my shorthand thanks to Graffiti, keep my contacts organized and schedule appointments. There was a seemingly endless supply of third party apps that could do things like turn my Palm Pilot into a universal remote control. I could beam […]

HP Veer and Pre 3 Smartphone Announced (Video)


Along with the webOS TouchPad tablet announced today, HP had also announced two smartphones to extend its webOS family. The company announced the HP Veer, a smartphone that is about the size of a credit card while still accommodating a full-size portrait-oriented sliding keyboard in the style of the Palm Pre, and the HP Pre […]

HP TouchPad webOS Tablet Hands On Video


Earlier today HP had unveiled its webOS tablet, called the TouchPad, along with a few webOS-powered smartphone. The lineup announced today, according to HP, marks the beginning of the next-generation of webOS devices. The company is promising that the mobile operating system will make its way over to Internet-connected printers along with desktop and notebook […]

HP TouchPad Officially Unveiled

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HP has at long last announced a slate device with a mobile operating system. The Palm TouchPad is the WebOS slate we’ve been waiting for and it looks pretty interesting at first glance. The mobile landscape has sure changed a lot since I bought my first Palm Pilot though and I’m not sure if the […]

Is HP Teasing a New webOS Smartphone or Tablet?


HP is teasing a new webOS device in advance of the company’s webOS press event scheduled to happen next week. The company has posted a teaser video on YouTube on Palm’s channel. After its acquisition of Palm, HP has stated its commitment to integrate webOS into more of the company’s products. HP is rumored to […]