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HP declines to join the Microsoft Surface hate parade

August 15th, 2012

At least one Microsoft (MSFT) OEM partner seems to realize that there’s no point in bellyaching over Microsoft’s decision to build its own tablet. CRN reports that John Solomon, the senior vice president of sales for HP’s (HPQ) Americas division, doesn’t see the Surface as a threat to Windows OEMs and instead thinks that the Surface is …

Zombie webOS resurrected in HP’s new ‘Gram’ business

August 15th, 2012

It’s hard to keep an undead mobile operating system down. webOS Nation reports that HP (HPQ) is forming a new company called Gram that is dedicated to “leveraging the core strengths of webOS, Enyo and our cloud offerings.” As the site notes, the founding of Gram means that HP will not be using webOS for consumer …

HP braces for record $9 billion quarterly loss

August 8th, 2012

Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) announced on Wednesday that it will report its biggest-ever quarterly loss for the third quarter of fiscal 2012. Amid a number of organizational changes, HP said on Wednesday that it has revised its third-quarter earnings guidance up to $1.00 per share from its previous estimate of between $0.94 and $0.97 per share. The …

HP TouchPad still marginally useful with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean port

August 3rd, 2012

Don’t toss the HP (HPQ) TouchPad into the ashcan of history just yet… SlashGear reports that it’s one of the few tablets out there so far that can deliver a barely functional version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The TouchPad’s Jelly Bean port comes courtesy of the CyanogenMod 10 that has already been tested out successfully on several smartphones, including …

Ultrabooks flop in Q2, PC market implodes as Apple wins in the U.S.

July 12th, 2012

Market research firm Gartner paints a grim picture of the PC market in the second quarter this year as shipments dropped more than 5% in the United States and stayed flat globally. HP remained the world’s top PC vendor worldwide as shipments of HP desktops and laptops slid 12.1% to 13.04 million, and chief U.S. …

HP ditches Windows RT tablet plans, Microsoft Surface to blame

June 29th, 2012

Hewlett-Packard originally planned to release a Windows RT-powered tablet later this year. Due to Microsoft’s recent Surface announcement and the high cost of licenses, however, the PC maker has scrapped its RT tablet plans. The rumor was first reported by SemiAccurate, which is also hearing that “just about every OEM out there is scrapping one or more …

HP's webOS team may join Google

May 25th, 2012

HP’s open source webOS team, known as Enyo, will reportedly be leaving the company and joining Google, according to The Verge. The computer giant in December announced its failed webOS mobile operating system would move to an open-source model under the name Enyo, with version 1.0 slated for release in September 2012. The website’s sources claim …

HP beats the Street in Q2; confirms plans to cut 27,000 jobs as Q3 guidance misses

May 23rd, 2012

Hewlett-Packard on Wednesday reported its second-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street’s expectations. Analysts expected the computer giant to report revenue of $29.92 billion and earnings of $0.91 per share, but the company surprised analysts when it reported earnings of $0.98 per share on sales of $30.69 billion. HP also confirmed new restructuring plans that will involve 27,000 …

HP may cut 25,000 jobs

May 17th, 2012

Hewlett-Packard is reportedly mulling a massive workforce reduction that will see as many as 25,000 jobs cut from the company. Bloomberg cites unnamed sources in reporting on the potential layoffs, which would amount to 8% of HP’s global workforce. Between 10,000 and 15,000 of the cuts could come from HP’s enterprise services group, and several thousand …