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 […]

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


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


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 […]

Motorola Open to Making Windows Phones


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 […]

HP To Offer TouchPad Early Adopters a $50 Credit Towards Apps

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With prices for the HP TouchPad dropping faster than confidence in US politicians actually being able to lead, HP has decided to offer up a little give back to early adopters. If you bought the HP TouchPad before August 4, you’ll supposedly receive an email this week (make sure you’re registered) that will give you […]

HP TouchPad Gets Affordable $100 Discount This Weekend Only


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 […]

Is the HP Pre 3 DOA?

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“He’ll explain, he says, how “all the pieces of HP come together in a coherent way, and why each part is so important. And gone will be the days when HP announces a product to great fanfare, and then nothing happens because the product will not hit the shelves until many months later when the […]

HP Releases the Eagerly Awaited webOS Update (v 3.02 68)


HP promised that an update for webOS 3.0 was coming in July. August 1 technically isn’t July, but when you’re dealing with these kind of things, I guess you might want to call it close enough. Word was that it would begin trickling out this morning. The Over the Air Update (OTA) update finally hit […]

The Tablet Challenge: Using a Tablet as a Script in Rehearsal


As I continue to check out the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the HP TouchPad, along with my ongoing usage of the iPad 2, I’m about to begin an interesting two week challenge. OK, that’s not being intellectually honest. This is one of those instances in my ongoing comparison testing when the the iPad 2 […]

Tablets: The Pick Up and Go Challenge


As some of you will recall I’ve been working with the iPad and iPad 2 for some time and have recently picked up an HP TouchPad as well as a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. I’ve been dutifully approaching each of the two new Tablets, not to see how they measure up to the iPad 2, […]

Did the HP Pre 3 Just Get More Attractive?

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The HP Pre 3 really needed some good news, one because we just found out that’s it not heading to Sprint and two because of how crowded the smartphone market is right now, and it looks like it may have just gotten some. According to a report from UnwiredView, the HP Pre 3 might be […]

In the Wake of Changes at HP, the PR Push is On

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After HP shifted around some upper management associated with its big investment in webOS, the speculation went wild that this was mostly due to the less than stellar response to the HP TouchPad. HP of course denies this (as they have to) and is now in the middle of a full court press on the […]

HP TouchPad Price Already Falls at Amazon, Best Buy

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The webOS-powered HP TouchPad has been out for less than two weeks and already we are seeing the tablet drop in price at both Amazon and Best Buy. Amazon has slashed the price of the 16GB by $10 dropping it to $489.99 and slashing the price of the larger 32GB to $572.65. As for Best […]

HP TouchPad 4G Headed to AT&T, Faster Processor in Tow

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AT&T and HP have just announced availability of the HP TouchPad 4G, a device that will likely take advantage of AT&T’s HSPA+ network that will be out on an undisclosed date for an undisclosed price. The interesting thing here is that HP has decided to bump the speed of the processor in the HP TouchPad […]

First webOS TouchPad Update Coming in About 10 Days?

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James Kendrick links to some information that we might be seeing the first webOS TouchPad update around the end of July or so. In a boston.com article on HP’s realignment is the following excerpt: Bradley said in an interview that July 1 was a “soft launch’’ for the TouchPad and that more advertising will start […]