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HP outs webOS 3.0 beta for developers

March 30th, 2011

During its webOS CONNECT event in London on Wednesday, HP announced that webOS 3.0 beta is now available for developers taking part in its Early Access program. The SDK includes full support for HP’s new Enyo apps framework, which offers hardware acceleration, browser-based development, better performance, support for HTML 5 standards, and more. PreCentral says …

HP TouchPad confirmed to launch in June

March 14th, 2011

We exclusively reported that the HP TouchPad, the company’s first webOS tablet, would ship in June, and HP’s CEO has gone on record stating that. Leo Apotheker, earlier today, offered up the release date at the enterprise-focused HP Summit in San Francisco. He also went on to detail that the webOS PC initiative would launch …

GSM-capable HP TouchPad gets hands-on treatment [video]

March 7th, 2011

Oh boy, HP’s corporate security team is not going to be happy with this. Courtesy of blog tinhte.vn, we have been treated to a handful of high-resolution photographs and a two-plus minute video of a GSM-capable HP TouchPad frolicking free in Vietnam. The blog notes that the tablet — a 3G GSM version with 32GB of memory …

RBC: 185 million tablets sold by end of 2014, Android to dominate long-term

March 3rd, 2011

In a note to investors on Thursday, RBC Capital Markets General Manager Mike Abramsky reiterates the firm’s belief that the tablet market is poised to explode over the coming years. RBC forecasts a rise in global tablet revenue from $11 billion in 2010 to $70 billion in 2014, noting that leadership will be achieved through …

HP calls BlackBerry PlayBook a webOS ripoff; RIM responds

March 2nd, 2011

Since we first laid eyes on the new UI RIM was building atop QNX, we’ve said it bears a striking resemblance to the webOS UI Palm introduced in January 2009. Of course we really don’t have a problem with that — webOS is an amazing platform and RIM’s old BlackBerry UI is, well, not great. It …

HP TouchPad to launch in April, report claims

February 22nd, 2011

Hewlett-Packard’s first webOS-powered tablet will launch this April, a new report claims. Industry watcher DigiTimes cites sources from within HP’s component suppliers in stating that manufacturers will begin shipping the TouchPad by the end of March. The TouchPad, which will launch with webOS 3.0, will then be ready for release some time in April. The …

HP TouchPad planned for June, priced at $699?

February 11th, 2011

One of our sources has just provided us with new information surrounding the launch of the recently unveiled HP TouchPad. It’s been communicated to us that HP is (or was — it’s not clear if things have recently changed) planning on having the TouchPad in market before the end of June. We’ve also been told pricing …

HP TouchPad hands-on!

February 9th, 2011

In case you haven’t heard, Hewlett-Packard announced its first webOS-powered tablet today. We spent a few minutes with the new Palm-powered pad at today’s event and we have to say, we’re impressed. Design-wise, the TouchPad is definitely not unique. Yeah, we’ll just go ahead and say it — it’s a plastic iPad. Inside, however, we …

HP introduces TouchPad tablet; 9.7-inches, webOS, dual-core

February 9th, 2011

Hot on the heels of the Pre 3 and Veer announcement, HP introduced the real star of today’s event, the TouchPad tablet. The TouchPad is a 1.6 pound, 13.7mm thick, 9.7-inch, dual-core tablet that finally brings webOS to the big screen. Powered by the latest dual-core, 1.2GHz, Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, a 1024 x …

Live from HP / Palm’s ‘Think Beyond’ event!

February 9th, 2011

This is it boys and girls — the event we’ve been anxiously awaiting ever since Hewlett-Packard announced its intention to acquire Palm, Inc. for $1.2 billion last April. $1.2 billion is a lot of scratch, and you can be sure that HP didn’t have the Pre 2 in mind when it took control of the …