Could HP deliver a triple tablet threat?

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.

Palm Pre designer Peter Skillman leaves Palm/HP

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 puts Android tablet on hold

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.

LG plans for Android tablet by end of 2010

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.

How mobile platforms are innovating beyond smartphones

Over the past few years, the growth of mobile platforms has emerged as the most innovative and exciting technology trend in some time. Before the launch of the iPhone, Microsoft was suffering through the tepid launch of Windows Vista, and Apple had released its fifth iteration of Mac OS X since 2001. To put it simply: Desktop operating systems had gotten  boring. There was little in the way of innovation on top of them. And attempts at extending these desktop systems to new devices, like Windows-based tablet computers or the Apple TV, never found widespread success.

iPhone alerts may finally evolve as webOS notification guru returns to Apple

One of the most glaring omissions from Apple’s upcoming iOS 4 mobile operating system is an improved notification system. While the iPhone will finally be getting multitasking, along with a wealth of other features, it’s still encumbered with an annoying pop-up notification system that never fails to disrupt your work flow.

HP’s Palm acquisition is about tablets and netbooks, too

During a conference call this afternoon, HP executives emphasized that the deal to acquire smartphone maker Palm is about more than phones. Executive Vice President Todd Bradley described Palm’s WebOS operating system as something that can also power tablet computers (or, as HP prefers to call them, “slates”) and the low-end laptops known as netbooks.

With HTC out, Lenovo now the lead candidate to buy Palm

We can now cross out one potential buyer for Palm. The Taiwanese cellphone manufacturer HTC is apparently not bidding on the company after reviewing its books, according to Reuters. That leaves Lenovo, the Chinese computer-maker, as the lead candidate for a potential Palm purchase.

Why Palm’s headed for a buyout — by RIM

Palm was king of the handheld screen when it launched its popular Palm Pilot handheld device back in the 1990s. But it’s since been almost forgotten in a flurry of competitors vying for a slice of the smartphone market. And when it recently tried to launch a phone and underlying operating system that rivaled Apple’s iPhone in elegance and ambition, the phones failed to sell. Given its recent earnings and desperate cash position, it’s clear the company is heading for a spectacular failure.