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HP 8 Specs and Price

HP quietly launches affordable 8-inch Android tablet

March 7th, 2014

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 …

HP Slate 6, 7 Voice Tab Specs Release Date

Whitman officially puts the ‘HP’ in ‘PHablets’

January 15th, 2014

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 …

HP Entry-Level Android Smartphones

HP smartphones are coming, but will anyone care?

January 13th, 2014

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 …

PC Profits

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

January 10th, 2014

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 …

HP Low-Cost Android Phablets

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

December 24th, 2013

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 …

HP Tablet School Disaster

School faces ‘unmitigated disaster’ after buying students HP tablets

November 22nd, 2013

One school in Ireland is seriously regretting its decision to buy tablets from HP. Ireland’s Independent reports that Mountrath Community College has admitted that its decision to replace traditional books with HP ElitePad tablets has been an “unmitigated disaster” after the majority of tablets the school bought experienced a variety of problems including “failing to switch …

HP webOS Patent Sale

HP looks to hammer the final nail into webOS’s coffin

October 24th, 2013

HP’s acquisition of Palm was certainly one of worst buys in recent history — not the worst, of course — and now the company is trying to get something back from its $1.2 billion mistake. Bloomberg reports that HP has started removing some of the sales restrictions that it had placed on its mobile patents …

HP CEO Whitman Keynote Microsoft

HP CEO says Microsoft has gone from ‘partner’ to ‘competitor’

October 9th, 2013

Stating the obvious doesn’t seem to be a problem for HP CEO Meg Whitman. Barron’s reports that Whitman told analysts on Wednesday that HP has been “a little late to the game” when it comes to making the transition to mobile computing and said that Microsoft and Intel have gone from being longtime partners to …