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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    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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    HP may not be in anybody's radar recently, as the company has completely disregarded its leading role in the mobile space over the last couple of years. From being the world's leading Pocket PC manufacturer, to effectively killing Palm in its a attempt to re-invent its mobile division, it's clear that there is a lot of desperation into figuring out the right ingredients to reach relevance one more time. We've seen the company's recent attempts through Android, and today we get even more information. Famous tipster @evleaks has just revealed what we can expect from the HP mobile design ...

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    When talking about smartphones, Apple and Blackberry are somewhat alone in that they make their own  hardware. Phones powered by Microsoft's OS and Android are built by OEMs like HTC, Nokia, Samsung, LG, Motorola, and others. Back in the day, major companies like Dell, HP, Compaq and others would outsource the production of their devices to OEMs. Over time, these OEMs began to gain popularity and eventually brought hardware carrying their own brand to the market. Ironically, Compaq, Dell, HP, and others have all but gotten out of the smartphone/PDA game, having been replaced by the OEMs ...

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    Ever since the advent of the modern personal computer, the promise of a "paperless" office has been omnipresent. To-date, that promise hasn't been fully realized. Even with tablets, which are excellent reading devices, there are still times when we need to get the information from our screens and put it on to paper. Until recently, that hasn't been very easy. Let's go hands-on with printing support, one of the lesser known features that comes built-in to Android 4.4 KitKat. Android Printer Support What we're showing you here should work on any device running Android 4.4 and up. In this ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's confirmation that there are no plans to merge OS X with iOS in the near future. Motorola follows the news as the Moto X is going to be on Sale this Monday, January 27th, and the deal is very good. HTC is next as those of you expecting Android 4.4 KitKat on your US variants may see the update in the next coming days. The Google Nexus 5 follows as we get new leaks of the phone in red. We end today's show talking about Qualcomm and how it just acquired Palm's patents from HP. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Apple puts the ...

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    Looks like the history of Palm isn't over yet, after the company has been purchased by HP in 2010. It looks like Palm is changing hands once again, as now, according to an official press release, Qualcomm is acquiring it from HP, alongside others, including a patent portfolio consisting of around 1,400 granted and pending patents from the US, and 1,000 more from other countries. The chip-maker's move comes almost a year after webOS has been sold by HP to LG. In addition, Qualcomm also purchased IPAQ and Bitfone patents from HP, but the Palm move brings Adam Doud's editorial into the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple and how it's forced to reimburse $32.5 Million to parents affected by in-app purchases. Google Chrome is next as the browser will now compress data in servers to give you a more efficient and faster browsing. HP is next as the company has silently announced the VoiceTab 6 and VoiceTab 7 phablets and tablets respectively. Motorola follows the news as we talk about its plans to build a tablet under the Moto Maker service that we currently know for the Moto X. We end today's show talking about the Blackphone, and what this means to your ...

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    Yesterday afternoon we were looking at a leak out of HP, supposedly depicting an upcoming phablet from the company. Although all we had was one little low-res pic, it sure looked like it might be a six-inch device, and we had heard 5.5, 6, and 7-inch rumors attached to HPs plans. Today we finally start getting confirmation of just what it's been up to, as HP announces the Slate6 and Slate7 VoiceTab; no 5.5-incher this time. Detailed specs aren't officially available just yet, but HP does mention quad-core chips, support for dual-SIM standby, and stereo front-facing speakers. Based on what ...

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    How long has it been since we've seen HP release a smartphone? Sure, there were those good old webOS days, but despite numerous rumors, claiming both Android and Windows Phone interest, in all the time that's followed the company's yet to release another handset. Instead, we've seen it focus on tablets, but rumors have recently begun suggesting that HP plans to release an actual phone (or phones). And it's just possible that the blurry, low-res mess down below is none other than this handset. We've heard about 5.5-inch, 6-inch, and even 7-inch models in the works at HP over the last few ...

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    Smartphones are great and useful tools, but until you get a bigger screen on them, they're never going to replace your laptop computer. Tablets are gaining in popularity and in functionality. They're doing so well, in fact, that many smartphone makers are pushing the limits of what can be called a "phone" by making screens bigger -- much bigger. At Pocketnow we call them "phablets". When we started we were sort of making fun of the huge-screened phones, but despite our mocking, the phrase suck -- and we learned that, when done right, phablets can be pretty awesome. But tablets and phablets ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about HP's introduction of a couple of new Android tablets running on Tegra 4 hardware. Microsoft is next as Steve Ballmer discusses the reality of Windows Phone 8, the Surface, and other flops, even though we also have some hot leaks of Windows Phone 8.1 as well. Google is next as the company has now made their Quickoffice service free for all Android and iOS customers. Then we talk about the Moto X going affordable on Republic Wireless, which also makes the plan for it affordable. We end today's show talking about the Nexus 5, Android 4.4 KitKat ...

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    Recent rumors have suggested that HP might be curious about getting back into the smartphone game with a possible Windows Phone release, but as far as the recent products we've actually seen from HP go, the name of the game has been tablets. Today we hear from HP to expect more along that line, as the company unveils five new tablets, including one based on a design we just shared with you. Yesterday NVIDIA announced its Tegra Note tablet platform, with news that the actual hardware would be licensed to other manufacturers to sell as their own. HP may be one of the first to do so, as the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some Nokia Insider information that mentions the use of Android on Lumia models for testing purposes before the deal with Microsoft came to be. Then we talk about HP as it's now rumored that the company will build their own Windows Phone, even though the report is quite limited. Samsung is up next as the FCC has received yet another Windows Phone for approval, and this one seems as if its going to AT&T. We then talk about the HTC One Max since hey, we're still waiting for it, and leaks in photos continue to surface. We end today's show ...

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    HP doesn't quite seem to know what to do about smartphones these days. It has a storied history with them, releasing Windows Mobile models (like the iPAQ 210, above) before getting into webOS. Since the shuttering of that platform, though, we've wondered what the future might hold for HP phones. Certainly, we've seen Android tablets from the company, but rumors from earlier this summer of an HP Android phone ultimately proved fruitless. Now there's a new idea going around, suggesting that HP will release a Windows Phone model. This rumor is very light on specifics, but supposedly a ...

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    We already have a series here at Pocketnow lamenting the choices of smartphone and tablet manufacturers, and trying to learn something from their most visible mistakes. It's called Worst Gadgets Ever, and it's a fun little video series that you should check out. But sometimes, a broader look at the industry's development is useful - and given the right attitude, it can also be fun. Earlier this year, our own Taylor Martin took you on a tour of smart phone form factors that are officially dead - not necessarily due to poor decisions, but owing to the constantly shifting mobile landscape ...

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    Nobody likes a cheapskate. It's why we have fun derogatory labels like "tightwad" and "skinflint" for those friends of ours who insist on dividing the bar bill by how many mozzarella sticks they actually consumed, rather than by the cost of the plate. Whatever other merits they might have, penny-pinchers just aren't fun to have around. That's no less true in the case of huge multinational corporations than with people. But where a cheap social friend is pretty easy to jettison when he gets annoying, it's a little harder to make up for the shortfalls of dealing with a cheap company. ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the AT&T pre-orders for the Nokia Lumia 1020, which we know many of you are expecting. HP is next as all the headlines of their probable Android-based smartphone are sadly not as accurate as the renders we found. The Sony Honami is next as we have more detailed specs of the device. We later talk about the LG G2 and the reasons for those buttons at the back. We end today's show talking about the iPhone 5S manufacturing, and some probable delays in the process. All this and more after the break. Stories: - AT&T opens Nokia Lumia 1020 ...

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    Overnight, we shared with you a "render" of what was supposed to be an upcoming HP Android phone, but between the overuse of lens flare and overall amateur-hour look to the whole thing, we were seriously far from convinced. Now there's the arrival of some specs to complement that "leak," and they're once again weird to the extent that we're wondering if this isn't all one big joke. This screenshot from AnTuTu's device info screen claims to reveal specs like a Snapdragon 800 SoC and a 14.5-megapixel camera, and also assigns the name Brave to the handset. But what is up with that resolution? ...

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    Even though one might think that HP already had its chance at becoming successful in the mobile landscape, it is always good to see new (and old) players join the game. HP's Senior Director Yam Su Yin said earlier this month that the company might be planning on returning to the smartphone business. On that exact note, a couple of renders (mock-ups) have surfaced on the internet allegedly depicting an HP Android phone. According to the report there is no information attached to these images, so don't expect specs and pricing. What we can see is Android (since webOS is no longer with HP) ...

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