Palm, The company that was killed due to lack of intelligent structuring by HP, remains as one of the biggest loss-outs in the mobile acquisition history. Palm was the first after Apple to offer an OS capable of interacting with touchscreen devices, and one that was also limited to their own devices. Not that Palm had not been doing that from the day it launched, it somehow managed to user in the post iOS era when apps and the APP Store were just very young.
Hp after buying out Palm flat out for 1.2 billion dollars, on August 19th 2011 announced that it will abandon the WebOS and its devices. Now Amazon seems to be the [...]
lusModders are getting it on with inductive charging mods using hardware from old PALM PREs. First it is a Samsung Galaxy S Plus. German IT student Qian Qin ripped apart a palm pre back cover and installed it on his device. The result is a physically indifferent device which now charges wirelessly. check out the video below.
Next it is the new Samsung Galaxy S2 variant Epic 4G Touch . This modder hacked his 3 day old device to charge via the dock using bolder moves. cutting open the back cover and soldering [...]
HP recently announced that it would stop making Touchpads and other WebOS devices. Earlier known as the Touchpad G the 7inch device has come into existence on a chinese forum. A 7 inch tablet with a 4:3 aspect ratio is a first by itself.
This one also has 2 cameras and an NFC chip. The funny thing however is , that we don’t know whether or not HP will actually launch the WebOS based Tablet.
Hewlett-Packard (HP), the world’s largest PC maker, after ending WebOS, is considering spinning off its massive PC manufacturing business.
According to HP, its Personal Systems Group (PSG) is worth $40 billion in annual revenues. The PSG includes personal computers, technical workstations, WebOS-powered tablets and smart phones, as well as personal storage solutions.
The quick and steady growth of tablets, particularly Apple’s iPad, is not good for companies that have invested billions of dollars in building and selling PCs.
There are other areas where HP [...]
About 8 months ago HP acquired Palm including PalmOS for a deal of 1.2 billion US dollars. Merely months after acquisition and a couple months after launching the WebOS based Mobile devices including Touchpad and Pre 3, HP today in its press release stated that it will abandon WebOS Devices including Touchpad and Pre 3.
In addition, HP reported that it plans to announce that it will discontinue operations for webOS devices, specifically the TouchPad and webOS phones. HP will continue to explore options to optimize the value of webOS software going forward.“
Expect these devices to drop to bargain prices [...]
HP just recently announced the TouchPad, Pre 3 and Veer. Now it appears HP may have more devices to be announced including the one leaked above. Codenamed the Stingray this webOS device comes without a physical keyboard and their source describes the device as an “EVO with WEB OS”.
Its been a month and more since the new Web OS devices were announced by HP, we have no news or reports of them heading to India. We hope the devices reach India soon, before we run out of the urge to test the new version of WEB OS.
HP is bound to ship the new device early, and the word on the street, in Taiwan is thet the Company will start selling its monster hardware tablet in the month of April along with the much awaited iPad 2.
The sources pointed out that HP internally is aiming to ship 45-48 million notebooks and tablet PCs combined in 2011. After deducting the volume of HP’s notebook shipment forecast, HP’s TouchPad series product shipments in 2011 are forecasted to be around 4-5 million units.
The HP Touchpad, is a serious threat to Apples upcoming [...]
Just as soon as HP as dropped Palm , announced the HP TouchPad. Here is the big news about WebOs based HP Pre 3 (Read : Palm’s baby)
Top specs include3.6-inch 800 x 480 display 5 megapixel camera with AF and LED flash 720p HD video Front-facing camera for video calling Mobile hotspot WebOS 2.2 A Qualcomm MSM 8×55 CPU running at 1.4GHz 802.11a/b/g/n 5GHz, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, A-GPS 1230 mAh battery HSPA+ and EVDO Rev A 512MB DRAM Touchstone compatible, TouchPad tablet can take Pre 3’s phone calls Touching the two devices together will let you share URLs (aptly titled touch-to-share) Availability is this summer with both 8GB and 16GB storage [...]
HP has just announced the new HP TouchPad Slate from their stable at just 1.6 pounds and measures 13.7mm thick major features includeBeats audio engine Touch-to-Share webOS 3.0 9.7-inch display (1024 x 768 screen resolution) A dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon CPU Inbuilt gyroscope Accelerometer Compass 16GB / 32GB of internal storage space front-facing 1.3 megapixel webcam support for video calling 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, A-GPS (3G model only) “twice the memory of a Pre 2” and a set of stereo speakers. new paneled email application Growl-like pop-up notification system cal / email integration courtesy of HP Synergy virtual keyboard VPN [...]
Hp and Palm are bust this season giving you an endless array of Tablets.
This is what the text says
Thing big. Think small. Think ahead. Think beyond. February 9th, 2011.
Nothing to make of in the video except the solid curves and black bold button type things. Ahh damn you marketing gimmicks.
Hewlett Packard just filed for a trademark on “HP Touchpad” across a wide variety of products and services ranging from memory cards to “tablet computers.
It also looks like HP is dropping Palm from the picture as it does not even mention it for the Feb WebOS event, where this tablet might be introduced. HP’s already invested heavily in branding its laptop trackpads with the ClickPad name.
HP could possibly be looking to hedge its bets by getting into the Android game as well, or it may be pushing out a consumer-oriented version of the Slate.
Via : PocketNow