Lately, most of the tablet talk has centered on HP and the TouchPad/webOS soap opera. The drama continued today when various tech news outlets reported that HP may be making as many as 1,000,000 more TouchPads to fulfill commitments with their supply-side vendors. At an estimated loss of almost $200 per unit I’ve got to […]
I’m not sure why I’m writing so much about the HP TouchPad lately. I like the device and I like webOS, but the tablet is really my wife’s. I’m kind of stuck on my Android-powered, Asus Transformer. Nevertheless, the story of the HP TouchPad seems to be continuing with more twists, turns and odd occurrences than
As I finish this article I learned that Hewlett-Packard, Inc. has decided to discontinue operations for webOS devices specifically the TouchPad and webOS phones. What this means for current owners has yet to be announced. It’s a shame that yet another nice operating system is going to end up in the tech graveyard, but while
Hewlett-Packard is selling off their remaining stock of 16gb TouchPads for $99 on their website and through various retailers in the US and Canada. While I haven’t see the reduction yet on the 32gb model that price is supposed to drop to $150 in the near future. BestBuy has announced that they are allowing customers
HP announced Thursday that it is discontinuing webOS operations specifically the TouchPad and webOS based phones like the Veer and Pre. HP had taken control of webOS a little over a year ago when the purchased Palm, Inc. for $1.2 billion.
HP must have liked the results of this weekend’s $100 discount to their WebOS-based tablet because they’re making it permanent. The 16-gigabyte model will now sell for $399 and the 32-gigabyte unit will go for $499. Rumor has it they’ll be releasing a 4G/WiFi model in the coming months that will also feature a faster
HP has created a new competitor for the iPad 2, the TouchPad. The TouchPad comes in 16GB and 32 GB for internal storage space and is priced similarly to the iPad2, $499.99 and $599.99, respectively. It features webOS 3, has Adobe Flash-enabled web browsing, 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon, WiFi, and features BeatsAudio. With webOS, TouchPad
Recently HP’s CEO Leo Apotheker said that they were open to the idea of licensing WebOS. And I literally heard the entire internet say, “It’s about time.” Arguably WebOS is the freshest and best multitasking mobile OS available. If you don’t agree with that, you most certainly will agree with the fact that even
Julie told us back in February about three new HP webOS devices, including a tablet. HP has announced that the TouchPad tablet will be available for pre-orders starting June 19. They are offering a 16GB device for $499.99 and a 32GB device for $599.99. The TouchPad will include productivity products that will allow you to
HP decided to end its ‘Think Beyond’ event with a surprise: webOS is coming to other connected devices, including printers, PCs and some form factors you haven’t seen before. HP hasn’t provided any additional details and it plans to do so only in the coming months. Do we think it means that HP plans to release PCs
Many geeks (including yours truly) was very surprised when HP bought Palm last April. Since that time, fans of Palm have been anxiously waiting for info on new devices running the webOS operating system. That wait is over… at least for the info part. Today HP announced 3 new webOS devices: The HP Veer, HP
This is sad to say, but I had pretty much forgotten about Palm until earlier this week when they announced the new Palm Pre 2 and version 2.0 of webOS. Ok, maybe I didn’t completely forget that Palm existed, but in my mind I had put them in the same category as Nokia – off my radar.
Wow, I sure didn’t see this one coming… It was announced today that HP will purchase Palm at a price of $5.70 per share of Palm common stock in cash or an enterprise value of approximately $1.2 billion. HP is not a company that even sprang to my mind when we heard that Palm were
In mid-June of 2009, Palm sent me a Pre, its first webOS-powered smartphone, to try out as a “Real Reviewer.” That program, I was told, was launched to get the Palm Pre into the hands of a few people Palm could count on to use it daily for an extended period (about six months, to