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HP exec alludes to webOS tablet unveiling at February 9th event [video]

January 13th, 2011

Early next month, HP will host a press event that will focus on the webOS mobile operating system it now manages thanks to the Palm acquisition. While the event could cover anything from strategy to devices, some product-related goodies are likely a safe bet. After all, HP is due to release a host of devices …

HP holding webOS event February 9th; PalmPad line may be revealed

January 4th, 2011

Uh oh, it’s definitely going down — in addition to the flood of tablet devices headed to CES and Apple’s rumored next event detailing the new iPad around February, HP just sent out invites to a webOS event of its own happening on February 9th. What are we expecting? You mean besides the first PalmPad …

New photos and video footage reaffirm harsh conditions at Foxconn

December 23rd, 2010

French Journalist Jordan Pouille recently visited the Foxconn campus in Shenzhen and returned home with a series of photos and video that highlight the conditions and morale at the notorious plant. Foxconn, which manufactures gadgets for a variety of major electronics companies including Apple, HP, Nokia, Sony and Palm, has been scrutinized over the past year …

PalmPad line to be revealed at CES; WiMAX, dual cameras, more

December 21st, 2010

It has been known for quite some time that Palm will be introducing its first iPad competitors in 2011, but FoxNews.com claims to have some new details about the tablet line dubbed PalmPad. Accompanying what appear to be drawings of the device, a purported spec sheet details several features of the upcoming webOS tablets. Highlights …

webOS’ on-screen keyboard gets taken for a test drive

December 6th, 2010

The gang over at PreCentral.net have done some tinkering with a Palm Pre 2 running webOS 2.0 and have managed to gain access to the mobile operating systems on-screen keyboard. While the performance of the keyboard was described as “a little buggy,” it does give us hope that HP is working on a full-touchscreen device that was …

HP reports Q4 earnings; revenue up 8% to $33.5 billion

November 22nd, 2010

Hewlett-Packard reported a solid quarter Monday evening, as the consumer electronics giant posted earnings that beat analyst expectations. HP’s net revenue in its fiscal fourth quarter of 2010 came in at $33.3 billion, up $2.5 billion from the fourth quarter last year. Non-GAAP diluted EPS was also up year-over-year, jumping 17% to $1.33. HP raked …

Palm Mansion rumored to have 5-inch touchscreen, February launch

November 19th, 2010

Palm has a history of, shall we say, making poor decisions. Hardware components…  launch partners… the Foleo. We had hoped all that would change when HP acquired the struggling company earlier this year, but it looks like it’s going to take longer than we had hoped for the stars to align over Sunnyvale, CA. Exhibit …

HP’s unlocked, GSM Palm Pre 2 available in U.S.; $450 [Updated]

November 18th, 2010

Early this morning, HP made the unlocked, unbranded, GSM, Palm Pre 2 available on its U.S. website. The webOS 2.0 device, which will retail for $449.99 contract-free, is listed as “in stock” and has a ship time of under 24-hours. Just a quick recap on the Pre 2: 1 GHz processor, 3.1-inch multi-touch display with …

HP’s Jon Rubinstein on phones, tablets, and birthrights

November 17th, 2010

Yesterday, Palm front-man Jon Rubinstein sat down at the Web 2.0 Summit to talk about his company’s past glory and present predicament. Mr. Rubinstein was cautious, but optimistic, when briefly discussing Palm’s — now HP’s — future plans. “Palm created the PDA space with the Pilot and the smartphone space after it with the Treo,” said Mr. …

Sprint discontinues the Palm Pre

November 15th, 2010

When the Palm Pre disappeared from Sprint’s website last week, many speculated that the world’s first webOS phone was probably gone for good. Now, a leaked document obtained by enthusiast blog PreCentral.net puts another nail in the smartphone’s coffin. According to the document and accompanying report, Sprint’s Palm Pre has been designated as EOL (End …