HP Gilt Smartwatch for iOS and Android

This unexpectedly gorgeous Moto 360 rival comes from a surprising source

August 1st at 1:46 PM

This unexpectedly gorgeous Moto 360 rival comes from a surprising source

There’s a lot of hype around the upcoming Moto 360 smartwatch, as Motorola was the first Android Wear device maker to come up with an awesome gadget that uses the most basic watch design lines – not to worry though, Samsung plans to quickly follow with a round smartwatch, even if it takes a few trial runs to get the new smartwatch model right. However, while the Gear watchmaker is patenting round smartwatches, a different company – one you’d never expect to come out with such a device – is working on an unbelievably gorgeous Moto 360 rival, Engadget has discovered. More →

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BlackBerry HP Vs. IBM Apple

This might be the worst advice BlackBerry has ever received

July 29th at 8:50 AM

This might be the worst advice BlackBerry has ever received

We’ve seen a lot of different ideas for how BlackBerry can turn itself around over the years but none of them has ever struck us as flat-out crazy… until now. IntoMobile’s Dusan Belic says that BlackBerry needs to make a big move to counter Apple’s huge deal with IBM and that the best way to do this would be by partnering with HP. Yes, that HP. More →

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HP keyboard: Leap Motion sensor built in

You can now buy a keyboard with Leap Motion built in

June 9th at 10:00 PM

You can now buy a keyboard with Leap Motion built in

If you wanted a Leap Motion controller, you either need to buy the stand-alone sensor for $79, buy the HP Envy 17 Leap Motion Special Edition, or buy one of 11 other HP devices that came with a keyboard that have an embedded Leap Motion sensor. Now you can buy that keyboard as a stand-alone device for any computer for $99, Engadget was told at the Computex trade show. Of course, you’ll need to have the Leap Motion software installed, which can run on Windows 7 or 8 and Mac OS X 10.7 or higher. When Leap Motion was announced in 2012, we called it “one of the coolest pieces of technology we’ve seen in a while” and its gesture controls look like a vision of the future. Despite the initial excitement, though, it has struggled to attract strong developer attention.

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HP Cheapest Quad-core Tablet

HP’s latest quad-core tablet costs less than $100

May 22nd at 10:55 PM

HP’s latest quad-core tablet costs less than $100

The high-end tablet market is becoming increasingly crowded with each new release, but there’s still plenty of room for more affordable devices. HP just recently launched the HP 7 Plus in the US for a paltry $99.99. HP is known for its almost secretive cheap tablet launches, such as the release of the HP 8 earlier in the year. More →

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HP Slatebook 14 Android Laptop

HP looks set to announce the first dedicated Android laptop

April 28th at 7:30 PM

HP looks set to announce the first dedicated Android laptop

Up to now, Android has been reserved for smartphones, tablets and the occasional hybrid, but a leaked video reveals that HP might be bringing Google’s mobile operating system to the computer market. Notebook Italia was the first to come across a video on HP’s website showcasing the HP Slatebook 14, a low-end laptop that appears to be the rumored “Androidbook” which never came to fruition last year. More →

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HP, Asus, Apple Notebook Sales

Notebook sales still appear doomed, but some companies thrive

April 24th at 9:45 PM

Notebook sales still appear doomed, but some companies thrive

Notebook sales were still on the decline in the first quarter of the year, Digitimes Research says, although the “on-year declines were the slowest compared to those in the past five quarters,” and some laptop makers have enjoyed renewed success in the business during the period. Even so, it’s not clear yet whether the notebook market has started to recover, the publication noted.  More →

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HP 8 Specs and Price

HP quietly launches affordable 8-inch Android tablet

March 7th at 6:30 AM

HP quietly launches affordable 8-inch Android tablet

HP continues its silent assault on the Android market with a new device the company isn’t really making any fuss about. Simply called the HP 8, the new 7.85-inch Android tablet is an affordable device that’s already available for purchase on the company’s website – the HP 8 costs just $169.99 and ships immediately. For an additional $29.99, interested buyers can also purchase an HP 8 Blue Tablet Case that’s similar to an iPad Smart Case. More →

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Windows 7 PCs Sale

Want a new PC but hate Windows 8? Here’s where you can go to find Windows 7 machines

January 22nd at 11:47 AM

Want a new PC but hate Windows 8? Here’s where you can go to find Windows 7 machines

A big fuss was made over HP’s recent declaration that Windows 7 computers were “back by popular demand.” Why? Because Windows 8’s reception has been beyond disappointing to PC makers and industry watchers alike. HP moving back to Windows 7 would be yet another sign that computer buyers want nothing to do with Windows 8 but according to ZDNet’s Ed Bott, the entire ordeal was “manufactured.” More →

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HP Windows 7 PCs Return

With Windows 8 floundering, HP was forced to start selling Windows 7 again

January 20th at 10:42 AM

With Windows 8 floundering, HP was forced to start selling Windows 7 again

Public opinion on Windows 8 seems to be in an unending state of flux, but at least one PC manufacturer has decided to take a stand on the matter. HP has announced via the front page of its website that Windows 7 computers are “back by popular demand,” signaling yet another delay to what Microsoft must have assumed would be an inevitable shift to the latest operating system. More →

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HP Slate 6, 7 Voice Tab Specs Release Date

Whitman officially puts the ‘HP’ in ‘PHablets’

January 15th at 9:05 AM

Whitman officially puts the ‘HP’ in ‘PHablets’

HP on Tuesday announced its first new Android phablets, including the HP Slate 6 Voice Tab and HP Slate 7 Voice Tab, which will launch in India at some point in February – pricing details for the handsets aren’t available yet, although it is believed they’ll be very affordable. The announcement wasn’t exactly a surprise considering that HP CEO Meg Whitman did confirm a few months ago that the company will be back in the smartphone business. Furthermore, HP has been rumored for a few weeks to launch affordable smartphones for emerging markets. More →

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HP Entry-Level Android Smartphones

HP smartphones are coming, but will anyone care?

January 13th at 10:30 PM

HP smartphones are coming, but will anyone care?

HP failed to hit the rumored 2013 launch timeframe for its new line of smartphones, but according to inside sources, the phones could still reach the market sometime this month. 9to5Google reported last week that an HP smartphone could be launching in a matter of days, targeting emerging markets with an affordable price point. Whether or not the release is legitimate this time, Digitimes has its doubts that HP will be able to make its mark in the saturated smartphone market. More →

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PC Profits

You won’t believe how little Windows PC makers earn for each PC sold

January 10th at 11:14 AM

You won’t believe how little Windows PC makers earn for each PC sold

The PC market is not a very good business to be in right now. Growth is slowing, Windows 8 isn’t helping, and vendors are rehashing old gimmicks in an effort to turn things around. Beyond declining shipment figures and sinking average selling prices (ASPs), there is another number industry watchers keep their eye on that will almost certainly shock people who don’t follow the PC business closely: the amount of money, on average, that PC vendors make for each computer sold. More →

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HP Low-Cost Android Phablets

2013 is almost over, but HP will reportedly launch new smartphones this year

December 24th at 8:40 AM

2013 is almost over, but HP will reportedly launch new smartphones this year

Even though 2013 is almost over, HP is rumored to launch multiple low-cost phablets by the end of the year, The Information reports, in various emerging markets including India, China and the Philippines. While not official, the devices are said to be 6- and 7-inch smartphones that will cost between $200 and $250 without a contract in these countries, as HP attempts to become relevant in the mobile market. Specs and images of these devices are not available at this time, but the devices will likely run Google’s Android mobile operating system, considering that HP already has Android devices in stores. More →

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