Posts tagged with: HP

HP (Hewlett-Packard) was founded in 1939 and started off as a small, electronics company. The company grew and is now a huge computer hardware/software company. Their products include computers, printers, scanners, cameras, servers, mobile phones and much more. In 2010 HP bought smartphone software and hardware company, Palm, for 1.2 billion dollars. Read on for the latest HP related news, reviews and videos:

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    This was a big show. Rolling 360° video bots roamed the crowded grounds of Barcelona. Windows had a blitz of new products and they all didn't come from Microsoft. Alcatel loses its (One)Touch while Sony puts the Xperia Z line to snooze. Oh yeah, there are those two big phones we're talking about in the headline. You read it, didn't you? Or have you been hiding under a rock from the rumor surge leading up to the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the LG G5. Well, whatever the case, prepare to learn a lot more than you've already found in hands-on videos and develop a sense of cynicism ...

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    Windows 10 Mobile needs a hero: a phone that makes you scream, “to hell with this Android biz; Microsoft, take my money!” After the lackluster reception Microsoft's own Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL got last year, we've been eager to identify a handset that might actually be able to get users excited about the company's latest mobile platform. Will it take a third-party manufacturer to step up and deliver? Following rumors that had been bouncing around since December, HP finally made the handset codenamed Falcon official this week at MWC 2016 as the Elite x3 – and of course, we had to ...

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    Not much talk, but a lot of anticipation was laid upon what was formerly the HP Falcon. First, it was that strangely vague benchmark. Then came a couple of quick speculation snaps. Now at MWC 2016, HP is finally bringing its Elite x3 out of the shadows. This Windows 10 Mobile phone is the first one to feature Qualcomm's latest silicon — the Snapdragon 820 — and is suited for the business type. That reflects what cloud-based customer services company Salesforce has offered up in pre-loading its CRM app. The Elite x3 also has a business-focused sales channel lined up with enterprise ...

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    Today’s growing roster of device manufacturers running the mobile iteration of Windows looks like a collection of underdogs, starting with Microsoft and finishing with VAIO or HP. Yes, Hewlett-Packard is seeking a smartphone comeback after licking its webOS wounds, once again inexplicably snubbing Android to support a dying platform. Only the Elite X3, formerly known as Falcon, actually seems to have what it takes to give the Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5 a run for their money, prospectively catering to business consumers like no other enterprise handheld before it. It’s the best of both ...

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    We already knew that the Falcon would fly, but it seems that it's undergoing a change of call letters. The HP Elite hardware lineup has usually featured Windows playing on a fairly large canvas. Our picture above is one from our hands-on of the ElitePad back in 2012. But Evan Blass says that the third time around, it'll be on a smartphone. Windows 10 Mobile-powered HP Falcon is coming to market as the HP Elite x3. — Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 12, 2016 Famed industry backchannel tapper Evan Blass is expecting that what we saw on that "HP Falcon" GFXBench diagnostics page might convert ...

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    It’s time for tech misogyny to come to an end at last, as one by one, the key players of the fledgling wearable industry realize they can also sell wrist-worn gadgets to our better halves, daughters, mothers, and sisters. Ladies, take your pick between the rose gold second-gen Moto 360, Huawei Watch Elegant and Jewel, Samsung Gear S2 Classic “New Edition”, and just-unveiled Isaac Mizrahi smartwatch in silver or gold engineered by HP. Of course, women don’t necessarily need intelligent timepieces designed just for them, as some may prefer a unisex, standard, non-flashy product. But ...

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    "We cannot confirm nor deny the existence of a product called Falcon." Michael Fisher did his best CIA impression on the Pocketnow Weekly when dishing out on HP's ambiguous answer to the question of whether the company would put up a crazy-looking Windows 10 Mobile phone. And there's another similarly crazy-looking Windows 10 Mobile phone that may or may not be on the horizon, this one supposedly being tested Microsoft. This is a GFXBench diagnostics page for a "Windows Phone" device supporting the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset. Any other spec shouldn't really mean much to us at this ...

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    CES 2016 has officially started, and, as it is usually the case with trade shows, it is pretty much over. Companies are generally unveiling products and services, making announcements, and gathering media at their press events prior to the official start of the show. However, that doesn't mean that Day 3 (which is the official day one of CES) was a boring one. Check out the most important things that saw the light of day, rounded up for you below, in case you missed any of the action. Alcatel OneTouch Alcatel OneTouch already announced a line-up of Pixi products, powered by Android (and ...

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    The CES 2016 frenzy continues, this time around, with new HP computers. The company announced a slew of computers and laptops, alongside a collaboration with HTC, regarding its latest Vive model. HP will deliver a certified virtual reality ready desktop PC for gamers, the HP ENVY Phoenix, pictured above. Powering the Vive by HTC, the two products are promised to deliver "the most immersive room scale VR solution available today". Priced starting $1,700, the ENVY Phoenix will launch on January 16, with customisable configurations that include options for Intel Core i7 K-series ...

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    Update: We'll see you next week at CES 2016 in Las Vegas! That's if we remember to do the podcast in the first place... The stretch between Christmas/Hanukkah and New Year's is a farce. Even with CES 2016 looming on the horizon and PR pitches landing like buzzword-filled mortars at every compass point, getting any kind of work done with a belly full of holiday food and the crackling anticipation of New Year's Eve is just impossible. So for this final episode of the year, we're turning the wheel over to you, listeners and viewers, by taking any questions you want via email and ...

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    Mention “HP” and “smartphone” in the same sentence, and you're likely to get some funny looks, as if you're dredging up old memories of the last days of webOS – at least on mobile devices, anyway. But earlier this month, we started seeing evidence that HP might be thinking of returning to the smartphone game, and could do so with a bang: the specs attached to the hardware codenamed the HP Falcon described a handset with a 5.8-inch quad-HD display and beefy Snapdragon 820 SoC. Still we weren't quite sure what to make of the find, especially with those seemingly high-end specs ...

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    Update: BB-8 is overr8'd. See you next week! An Android tablet that doesn't quite belong. HTC news on both sides of the good/bad divide. An ugly-as-sin Apple accessory. And a Droid Turbo 2 that looks like Star Wars' own BB-8! Where are you going to find talk like this anywhere else on the internet? If you answered "anywhere I look," you're right indeed ... but you ended up here so welcome to the party. All of the above – plus your listener mail – awaits on episode 178 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 1:30pm Eastern on December 11 (click here for your ...

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    A decades-old rule of journalism says never to end a news headline in a question mark. But the latest scoop on Microsoft’s prospective Windows 10 Mobile growth plans is too puzzling to provide any sort of guarantees, yet too juicy to be altogether ignored. What comes after the Lumia 950 and 950 XL? A pair of 960 flagships with Snapdragon 820 processing power seems like the safest bet, though a business-oriented Surface Phone is also a possibility. How about a hero device from a third-party manufacturer? Now that would be a major shocker, as well as a clear sign the Android/iOS platform ...

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    We haven’t heard much about HP’s smart wearable plans since the introduction of that swanky Michael Bastian-designed Chronowing more than a year ago, and given the PC giant recently underwent a major reorganization, also bleeding money like crazy, we just assumed all Apple Watch-rivaling dreams were shelved. But then, out of nowhere, Hewlett-Packard announced a collaboration with a relatively well-known Swiss watchmaker called Movado last week, and today, India’s Titan gets an invitation to the “Engineered by HP Program” too. The aim remains to combine fashion, simplicity and ...

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    It. Won't. Die. While the HTC HD2 made for a terrific developer trick pony, it seems that the HP TouchPad has it beat. It's an odd sight to witness as we're getting word that Lenovo may plan on pushing Android Marshmallow on some of its devices Indian in a whole year's time. It's the work of devoted devs, unpaid for side projects like these, to really pull up something interesting like porting Android Marshmallow onto the HP TouchPad, a 2011 tablet that originally ran webOS. It's been a Cyanogenmod bastion as well as an Android ROM one for tinkerers. But seriously, they've outdone ...

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    If you were wondering exactly how Microsoft manages to keep “partners” like Lenovo, HP or Dell happy while eroding their hardware sales numbers with Surface competition, it turns out it’s not always easy. The PC market’s second and third largest manufacturers recently came even closer to Redmond, agreeing to plug Surface Pro convertibles themselves at the expense of homebrewed products, but the worldwide leader in computer shipments turned down the offer. That apparently happened “more than one year ago”, when Lenovo president and COO Gianfranco Lanci “said no I don’t see ...

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    Even though may will debate it, Microsoft has nailed an iconic design with the Microsoft Surface. Kickstands have existed for a while, but very few have proven to be as elegant as what the Microsoft Surface lineup provides. HP decided to borrow that design with its new tablet offerings, and these are actually compelling. HP as just announced the new Spectre x2, and if feel you've seen a product like this before, you actually do. It includes a kickstand at the back, and even a detachable keyboard that can help you prop the tablet and use it as a full-fledged computer. Price points vary ...

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    If you thought the drama between Apple and Samsung was over think again. Surely the legal case is already defined, but it seems that the rest of Silicone Valley is not happy with the verdict against Apple. You could say this is a very late response to a case that finished months ago, but better late than never. Google, HP, Facebook among others have recently filed a "friend of the court" briefing as a protest to the Apple vs Samsung case. Apple accuses Samsung of infringing in patents that range from copying the basic design of the iPhone, to other features like multi-touch gestures and ...

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    When MWC gets started in another few weeks, we fully expect to see smartphone and tablet companies deliver a deluge of new products all at once. And while many will do just that, HP has apparently decided that it can't even wait that long, today announcing a boatload of new tablet hardware running the gamut from Android to Windows, as well as pen input device that's not quite like any we've seen before. Let's start with the Android models, and arguably the stars (relatively speaking) of HP's show are the new Pro Slate 8 and Pro Slate 12. They both run Snapdragon 800 SoCs, have 2GB of RAM ...

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    Back all the way at the beginning of the year we saw HP launch a pair of voice-enabled tablets, the Slate 6 and 7 Voice Tab. Well, at the time they seemed like tablets, but with the iPhone 6 Plus and Nexus 6 that have landed since, maybe they're more phablety than we gave them credit for. However you classify them, HP is moving forward with its next generation of hardware, and this week we see the Slate 6 Voice Tab II get ready to land in India. So what's new here? Not a heck of a lot, by the look of things. We've got that same six-inch 720p display, same 16GB of internal storage, and ...

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    Palm's webOS – at least the webOS we knew and loved - is dead. Sure, LG's picked up the platform for use in its smart TVs, and aspects the OS have lived on as they inspired devs working on current mobile platforms, but we're never going to see another Pre, Veer, or Pixi. But while webOS itself may be fading into the background, the minds behind it continue to contribute to this industry, and we just got word of a couple big webOS names finding a new home with a smartwatch manufacturer, with Pebble hiring both Itai Vonshak and Liron Damir. Vonshak and Damir both moved to LG after HP ...

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    What's the next batch of Nexus hardware going to look like? If we're buying the latest rumors, we could be in store for an HTC tablet, as well as maybe a Motorola phone, though one more on the phablet-sized end of the spectrum. In the past, companies like HTC, Samsung, LG, and ASUS have contributed to the Nexus lineup, but now a new report sheds some light on a Nexus model that never sounds like it got past the idea stage, as HP tried to convince Google that we needed a Nexus model for business users. The story emerges as part of a larger report on efforts between HP and Google to use the ...

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    One of the hardest things to do in the mobile tech world, with so much competition from so many talented companies, is to stand out. In the growing field of smartwatches, one of the surest ways to grab attention right now is to deliver a round-faced model in a landscape dominated by squares and rectangles; Motorola's doing just that, and a recent leak suggests OnePlus could be headed down that same road. Now HP hops on the bandwagon with a round offering of its own, as we learn about the joint effort from HP, designer Michael Bastian, and retailer Gilt. It's round -we know that much- and ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about HP's new 7 Plus Android tablet, and its incredible $99 price tag. Then we talk about Microsoft, and the reasons why the Surface Mini wasn't launched. Samsung follows as we get the first leaks of the Galaxy S5 Active, and what we should expect. Then Samsung shows us its trademark for the Gear Blink, its stab at Google Glass. We end today's show talking about Facebook's new app, and how it can listen to what you're doing. All this and more after the break. Stories: - HP breaks $100 mark with latest budget tablet  - The Surface Mini was pushed ...

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    As an OEM, how are you going to succeed in the Android tablet market? You can deliver some top-tier hardware, such that shoppers know they're getting the best, you can aim to appeal to budget-minded shoppers looking for the best value for their dollar, or you can go after users who just want the cheapest tablet they can find, bells-and-whistles (and performance, and who know what else) be damned. So far, HP's been floating somewhere between those latter two groups with its tablet offerings: they're relatively low-priced, but spec-for-spec they can also come up seriously short of ...

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