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HP readies fresh WebOS update

HP CEP Meg Whitman is expected to announce the fate of WebOS next week. If the claimed imminent release of version 3.0.5 of the tablet'n'phone operating system is correct, the omens for the OS may be good. HP released WebOS 3.0.4 in October and its successor's first Release Candidate has just been issued to developers, …
Tony Smith, 7 Dec 2011

HP plucks webOS team out of departing PC division

HP evidently sees a brighter future for its webOS platform after moving the team into the Office of Strategy and Technology (OS&T) as it figures out what to do with the software. The other half of the business HP acquired from Palm – the hardware element – will continue to reside in its Personal Systems Group that will likely …
Paul Kunert, 5 Sep 2011
HP Pre 3

HP Pre 3 webOS smartphone

Review So it’s come to this. After a potentially brand-saving buyout by HP and the launch of a well-received – at least critically, if not commercially – operating system with webOS, Palm is finally on the way out. HP Pre 3 End of the line: HP's Pre 3 Recently, HP announced that it is discontinuing webOS and besides the Touchpad …
Dave Oliver, 5 Sep 2011
HP TouchPad

HP TouchPad 32GB WebOS tablet

Review What a difference a year makes. Had HP's TouchPad - which went on sale in the UK this past Friday - debuted 12 months ago, maybe even as few as seven, it would have stood tall alongside the competition. But coming six months or so after the iPad 2, let alone the iPad 1, HP's offering in many ways feels distinctly behind the …
Tony Smith, 18 Jul 2011
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US smartphone market goes Google

Android is now the most popular smartphone operating system in the US, on the basis of the number of folk using it, at least. According to market research company Nielsen, 37 per cent of US smartphone owners have an Android-based handset, as of March this year. Apple's iOS is second, with 27 per cent of the US smartphone …
Tony Smith, 26 Apr 2011

SEC charges two with insider trading in Oracle-Sun deal

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has charged two people for running an alleged insider trading scam involving such marquee mergers and acquisitions as Oracle's Sun purchase, Intel's McAfee buy, and HP's acquisition of 3Com. According to the complaint filed on Wednesday by the SEC, the miscreants include a corporate …

Intel eyes up HP chief for top job

Intel is looking to build up its executive ranks and is apparently willing to look outside of the chip company's own walls to find some new top brass to compete for the top jobs that president and chief executive officer, Paul Otellini, will vacate in five years or so. A report in the Wall Street Journal cites unnamed sources …
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Why Nokia failed: 'Wasted 2,000 man years' on UIs that didn't work

When Nokia CEO Stephen Elop announced that Nokia was abandoning its development of its own smartphone platforms and APIs, and betting the farm on somebody else's, many people asked why it was necessary. Nokia had spent 15 years trying to develop and maintain its own software, which it regarded as strategic to maintaining its …
Andrew Orlowski, 10 Mar 2011

HP lays cuckoo egg in Microsoft nest

Analysis Microsoft's biggest partner has laid a cuckoo's egg in the nest. Next year, every Hewlett-Packard Windows PC will ship with the Linux-based webOS as well. Recently recruited chief executive Leo Apotheker told Businessweek that putting webOS on all HP's PC would encourage software developers to create "a wider range of …
Gavin Clarke, 9 Mar 2011

Now, Nokia, what about the hardware?

Comment If Symbian is Nokia's "burning platform", has the Finnish phone giant thrown itself into the frying pan to escape the fire? There's undoubtedly something desperate in the move. Nokia is spending way too much money promoting a platform, Symbian, that is commanding less and less market share. Where once it led, now Nokia has …
Tony Smith, 11 Feb 2011
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HP cans WebOS 2 updates for older Palms

WebOS fans are up in arms after HP admitted that older Palm-branded products will not gain the access to the updated operating system that will ship with the upcoming Veer and Pre 3 smartphones. It won't be the first time a manufacturer has frozen out older hardware - Apple's original iPhone can't be officially upgraded to iOS …
Tony Smith, 10 Feb 2011

HP reveals inaugural Palm webOS tablet

HP has unveiled a trio of new webOS devices, including a pint-sized smartphone known as the Veer, a beefier business phone dubbed the Pre3, and, yes, the first Palm tablet: the HP TouchPad. The devices are designed to work in concert, and to dovetail with myriad "cloud-based" services, consolidating your calendar appointments …
Cade Metz, 9 Feb 2011
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Sales show WinPho 7 off to a flying start

Smartphone market watchers have generally focused on the battle between the big boys - Nokia, Apple, Research in Motion (Rim) and the Android crowd - in their analysis of the last quarter's sales. But the quarter's biggest launch was Microsoft's attempt to get back in the game, with Windows Phone 7, the smartphone platform …
Tony Smith, 2 Feb 2011
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HP Palm tablet specs outed

It was bound to happen: the upcoming Palm tablet's specifications have leaked out of HP. And, WebOS and inductive charging aside - and both of these are Palm smartphone standards - it's unexceptional stuff considering what all the other tablet makers are going to offer. The specs were leaked to Pre Central. The CPU is a 1. …
Tony Smith, 26 Jan 2011
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HP WebOS tablets won't ship until September?

No sooner had images of HP's upcoming WebOS-based tablet appeared on line, the computer giant immediately popped up to say it'll have something better to show at its "exciting WebOS announcement" next month. Just don't expect them any time soon: September 2011 appears to be the launch date. When a site like Engadget is sent ( …
Tony Smith, 19 Jan 2011
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HP to unveil WebOS tablets next month

HP has been sending out invites to an event its hosting on 9 February, and it's widely expected to focus on WebOS handsets and tablets. Don't take our word for it. HP senior Personal Systems staffer Todd Bradley told US TV channel CNBC last night that he'll talk about differentiating HP's offerings from Apple's iPad "on the …
Tony Smith, 13 Jan 2011
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Motorola dual-core Android phone to pull off laptop trick?

CES 2011 Motorola's Atrix smartphone will be coming to the UK courtesy of Orange. Just another Android handset, you say, but it's the Atrix's accessories that make this gadget stand out as much as its spec. Motorola Atrix Atrix the phone The Atrix will sport a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of Ram and 16GB of on-board Flash storage …
Tony Smith, 7 Jan 2011
Palm Pre 2

Palm Pre 2 WebOS 2.0 smartphone

Review This is the second upgrade made to the Palm Pre since the original version appeared almost two years ago, and the first since the company was acquired by HP. The last tweak, the Palm Pre Plus, made a few changes, but this latest version raises the bar considerably. Palm Pre 2 Palm's Pre 2: refined design The Palm Pre 2 …
Dave Oliver, 6 Jan 2011

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