HP’s $100-off-sale this past weekend on the TouchPad tablet was such a success (or perhaps failure) that the company has made the discount permanent, according to its sales page.
A little more than a month after the WebOS-powered HP TouchPad tablet launched, the company is now offering a steep $100 discount to help push more units.
Jon Rubinstein, the former CEO of Palm who orchestrated its $1.2 billion sale to Hewlett-Packard in 2010, is no longer heading Palm. And Palm itself is no more: HP has renamed the division the “webOS global business unit.”
The incredibly popular Angry Birds mobile game has finally landed on the Windows Phone 7 platform. Versions of the game already run on the iPhone, Android, webOS, B&N Nook, Intel AppUp for netbooks, and the Chrome web browser.
Not to be left behind in the wake of the iPad 2 and an onslaught of Android 3.0 tablets, HP announced today that its WebOS-powered TouchPad will go on sale in the US on July 1 for $499.
Living the dream of many an (unauthorized) app developer, Peter Hajas has been hired by Apple after developing replacement notification software for jailbroken iOS devices, MobileCrunch reports.
Hewlett Packard has ambitious plans for the webOS operating system that it acquired with Palm — in fact, president and chief executive Léo Apotheker said today that those plans aren’t limited to HP devices.
Game startup Sibblingz is announcing today that its cloud-based Spaceport technology will allow a developer to write a social game that can be played on just about any smartphone, on Facebook, or a web site.
Guest Post HP has been in the news a lot lately touting its vision for a WebOS-filled future. While it’s debatable if we’re in the “post-PC” era, there is no doubt that we are indeed still at the early stages of mobile application development. A quick glance at the mobile platform landscape has my company, the interactive agency POP, learning from our first Windows Phone experiences, continuing to sharpen our skills on iOS…
If you want to see what real multitasking is like on a tablet, take a gander at HP’s new TouchPad demo video below, which shows off the WebOS-powered slate’s ability to juggle multiple apps with ease.
Apple’s iPad will maintain its lead against tablet competitors through 2015 but will steadily lose market share to Android tablets, according to a Gartner report.
A keyboard-less phone — similar in form factor to the iPhone and HTC EVO — running Palm’s WebOS mobile operating system has been spotted in the wild, according to precentral.net.
BlueStacks, which lets users run Android applications on any x86-based Windows PC, is the latest in a string of attempts to bring the bells and whistles of a mobile operating system to traditional computers.
Hewlett-Packard chief executive Leo Apotheker said today that HP will install both Microsoft Windows and its own WebOS operating system on desktop and laptop computers in the future.
Leo Apotheker, chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, said that his company will focus on three areas of leadership in the future: cloud computing, connectivity, and software.
Apple still hasn’t approved Adobe‘s Flash media player for the iPad. But that doesn’t mean you can’t run Flash content on the tablet. iSwifter is announcing today that it has created a browser app for the iPad that allows users to access a virtually unlimited number of Flash content across the web.
Guest Post Apple announced its iPad 2 to much fanfare a few days ago. Most of the details were already know through leaks and informed speculation: a faster dual core processor with better graphics, a sleeker, lighter design, a better browser experience, dual cameras and the same 10 hour battery life. All of which will appeal to users wanting a compelling tablet experience.
Research in Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will hit store shelves on April 10, multiple sources tell the mobile site Boy Genius Report.
It’s just like Microsoft to have a perfectly good tablet solution and do nothing with it.
Leo Apotheker’s first quarter results as chief executive of Hewlett-Packard have a bit of a Mark Hurd feel to them.
Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 operating system will be getting multitasking later this year with an interface that looks like a direct copy of Palm’s (now HP’s) WebOS platform.
Hewlett-Packard will be bringing Palm’s WebOS mobile operating system to PCs sometime later this year, said Todd Bradley, executive vice president of HP’s personal systems group.
Unless Apple significantly revamps iOS for the iPad, it’s going to be blown away by HP’s upcoming WebOS TouchPad tablet when it comes to multitasking.
Palm’s owner, Hewlett-Packard, has finally revealed its first offerings in the smartphone market.
We didn’t see HP/Palm’s webOS tablets at CES earlier this month as we’d hoped to, but we’re still eager to see what the company has planned. Now Engadget has gotten its hands on some early renderings of the devices, as well as some enticing details — including the fact that HP is readying 9-inch and 7-inch models, dubbed Topaz and Opal respectively.
HP is gearing up to unveil its long-awaited tablet running Palm’s webOS software. It will show off the device at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next month, according to Fox News’s Clayton Morris, who also managed to dig up some details on the device.
Jon Rubinstein, the former CEO of Palm who now runs the business as a unit of computing giant Hewlett-Packard, has gotten endless ribbing for his claim that he’s never touched an iPhone.
It seems like it was just yesterday that Palm made a last-ditch effort to take on the iPhone with the Palm Pre. What we got was a pretty slick phone with multitasking and a mobile operating system, WebOS, that wasn’t quite a match for the iPhone but which would go on to do much greater things.
HP today finally unveiled the next generation of Palm’s mobile operating system, WebOS 2.0, as well as its next flagship device, the Palm Pre 2. But while WebOS 2.0 seems like a nice upgrade, the same can’t be said for the minimally revamped Pre 2.
For once Palm is gaining talent since its acquisition by Hewlett-Packard, instead of losing it.
Is this the Palm Pre 2? French carrier SFR has apparently spilled the beans on Palm/HP’s new smartphone, which looks to pack sportier internal specs while keeping the same overall design as the original Pre, PreCentral reports.
HP hasn’t given up on new phones featuring Palm’s webOS software. The company is aiming to release new webOS devices early next year, an HP official told Reuters.
HP/Palm is apparently working on a touchscreen-only phone with a high-resolution screen, and it’s going by the codename “Mansion”, a tipster tells Palm fansite Pre Central.
Even though Hewlett-Packard just announced a printer with a curious 7-inch Android tablet, the company has officially given up plans on releasing a stand-alone Android tablet, or an Android smartphone, according to former Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein.
Hewlett-Packard has been on a huge acquisition spree, spending almost $5 billion on companies such as Arcsight, Palm, Fortify and 3Par. It’s difficult to see any rhyme or reason to the collection of new assets. But Phil McKinney, vice president and chief technology officer for HP’s Personal Systems Group, said today at the DEMO Fall 2010 conference that the aim is to create a one-stop shop for customers to buy complete systems that are already integrated and working together.
Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen doesn’t seem too broken up about Apple’s refusal to support its Flash technology on the iPhone and iPad. Speaking to the Telegraph, Narayen delves into why he’s moved on from that drama, as well as how the company has brought Flash to other, more open, mobile platforms.
Guest Post Rumors have been swirling about HP soon entering the tablet market with, depending on who you believe, a Windows 7 Tablet for the enterprise user, an Android tablet for e-reading, or a WebOS tablet to compete with iPads.
You can now add yet another name to the ever-growing Palm defection list. Peter Skillman, the Vice President of Design at Palm, and the person who was in charge of designing the Palm Pre, has left the company, according to TechCrunch.
HP has apparently delayed its Android tablet, which it originally planned to release by the end of this year, sources in the know tell All Things Digital.
We can now add Korean electronics company LG to the ever-growing list of Android tablet makers. The company announced today its plan to deliver an Android tablet by the end of the year, according to Engadget.