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HP allows webOS to go Open source
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HP allows webOS to go Open source

After buying Palm last year for over a billion dollars and acquiring the much touted webOS mobile operating system as part of the package HP has pulled the plug on direct development of the webOS platform instead choosing to release the source code to the open source development community. Press release HP today announced it will contribute the webOS software to the open source community. HP plans to continue to be active in the development and support of webOS. By combining the innovative webOS platform with the development power of the open source community, there is the opportunity to significantly improve applications and web services for the next generation of devices. webOS offers a number of benefits to the entire ecosystem of web applications. For developers, applicatio...
Meet the HP Slate 2 – Win 7 tablet aimed at businesses and professionals
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Meet the HP Slate 2 – Win 7 tablet aimed at businesses and professionals

HP may haved killed off it's WebOS powered tablet offerings but it is going full steam ahead on the Windows tablet front. It's latest offering being the HP Slate 2 the successor to the HP Slate 500. The HP Slate 2 is targeted at the enterprise market where HP hopes businesses and professionals looking to remain in the familiar Windows environment will consider their tablet instead of Apple's iPad or the slew of Android powered tablets which are primarily for the consumer market. The HP Slate 2 is powered by Windows 7 and has a 8.9-inch capacitive multi-touch screen,  1.5 GHz processor, 64gb of memory, SD card slot and up to 6 hours of battery life. The HP Slate 2 will have a starting price of $699 and will be available later this month. More details in the embedded video below. Read ...
WebOS powered HP TouchPad for US$99 – HP exits PC business in Apple’s Post-PC era
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WebOS powered HP TouchPad for US$99 – HP exits PC business in Apple’s Post-PC era

When we were an agrarian nation, all cars were trucks because that’s what you needed on the farms. Cars became more popular as cities rose, and things like power steering and automatic transmission became popular. PCs are going to be like trucks. They are still going to be around.....only one out of x people will need them. Apple CEO Steve Jobs at the Launch of the First Generation Apple iPad in 2010 Christmas came early for many Americans today, Sunday August 21st 2011AD. No, it’s not just about the 6MBps 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) Modem Dongles from Telecom Provider AT&T being available for pre-order on a two (2) year Data Contract. Spoiler alert: That’s another article folks! Rather, it has to do with the HP TouchPad, one of Apple would-be combatants, now up for grabs for less ...
HP and Web OS – 2011 is the Year of the Linux on PC
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HP and Web OS – 2011 is the Year of the Linux on PC

Hewlett-Packard, the little printing company that makes possibly the best if not the greatest printers in the world, is pushing the boundaries of what is possible when it comes to diversifying your business. Already they are No. 2 PC (Personal Computer) and Laptop maker globally, thanks to buying Compaq and making rebranded versions of their PC compatible with their printers out of the box. They had proven recently, however, that they can think outside of the box. The same out-of-the-box thinking akin to the Google Android resurrected Motorola and the Apple iPad Tablet maker, “Think Different” and No. 3 PC and Laptop maker, Apple in their Infinite Loop of Lemming and Sheep homage. HP demonstrated this at their launch on Wednesday February 9th 2011 in San Francisco, California of their ...
HP Slate 500 and Microsoft Windows 7 Experiment – Oh Ye of Little Faith, HP
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HP Slate 500 and Microsoft Windows 7 Experiment – Oh Ye of Little Faith, HP

Thus I work my way around to the much anticipated piece de resistance, that being HP and it ill-advised HP Slate 500, the herald for WebOS. At last, you sigh, reading my article, as HP has been unnervingly quiet since CES (Computer Electronics Show) 2011. Announced and introduced earlier last year in 2010, the Year of the Apple iPad at the CES (Computer Electronics Show) 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada by a rather nervous looking Microsoft COO (Chief Operating Officer) Steve Ballmer on behalf of Hewlett Packard, it made an equally nervous outing for the rest of the year. Microsoft was in trouble, and they knew it, as they were caught flat-footed by the affable and playful Apple iPad, the PlayMate of the Year 2010. Knowing Windows 7 Professional, the Tablet’s OS, CNET Editor, Brook Crothers c...
HP and the TouchPad – Release the WebOS and the Developers will Smile
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HP and the TouchPad – Release the WebOS and the Developers will Smile

HP is now in everyone’s sights, showing up on my radar, as WebOS is now official news since their launch on Wednesday February 9th 2011 in San Francisco, California. As usual, a bit of a background where HP and Tablets are concerned! After all, unlike the other entrants to the Tablet market, they are famous for their extremely reliable printers, STILL their core business; thus the HP Slate 500 would classify as an experiment! HP may have stopped and got a hold of their faculties since the successful HP Slate 500 experiment, as it now appears that the promise of a WebOS based Tablet, heard of but yet to be seen in the wild….will now reveal itself! Enter WebOS, Stage Left! HP has recently released details of a pair of WebOS based Tablets codenamed Topaz and Opal in the week of January We...
HP’s New Ultra-Thin, Multi-Touch, Tablet PC
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HP’s New Ultra-Thin, Multi-Touch, Tablet PC

With the current revolution taking place in the Touch Screen and Tablet PC market, especially since the release of the iPad, many manufacturers refuse to be left out of the growing trend and hope to capture their own chunk of the tech pie. HP has jumped in the race with its HP EliteBook 2740p, Ultra-thin, Multi-touch, Convertible Tablet and notebook PC set to be available in the US in April of this year for as much as $1,599. As usual, the coolest gadgets always seem to be out of my affordable price range. EliteBook 2740p convertible tablet With its innovation, HP hopes to provide a rich interactive experience for businesses in health care, education, sales, etc. and improve manageability, productivity and mobility for the mobile professional. (more…)