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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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    An HP executive inspired a world-wide facepalm announcing that it would be getting back into the smartphone game. Seriously. The same HP exec went on to explain that this new smartphone would offer a 'differentiated experience'. Uh huh. Then, he further continued to explain that there was no time table, but even though they are late to the game, they are not late. Yeah. That sounds about what I'd expect to hear from an HP executive. So, I'm going to take off my webOS fanboy hat, and just look at this as an outside observer for just a moment. No Staying Power The only thing HP has ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the carrier leaks regarding a possible launch date for the Moto X. HP is up next, believe it or not, and this time because they've dropped the price on their Slate 7. Google's Nexus 4 takes the spotlight afterwards, as the white variant is no longer being sold in the Google Play Store. Nokia's Lumia 1020 is next as we're still not sure if the device will be called 902 or 1020, but we'll know soon with their July 11th event. We end today's show talking about HTC and their sad Q2 results. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Carrier ...

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    Back in April, we saw HP slowly get back into the mobile device game with the launch of its Slate 7 Android tablet. It was pretty affordable, and had some interesting features, like Beats Audio on a non-HTC model, but we ultimately found it to be just too pricy for its lower-end hardware. At the time, we noted that if HP ever got around to shaving just a bit more off its already-low price tag, the Slate 7 could finally reach that point where it was cheap enough to offset some of those hardware concerns – we mentioned coming in under the $150 mark as a key target. Well sure enough, HP is ...

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    Before we begin, we'd just like to say something to everyone who's going to call us out for click-baiting with that "Galaxy S 5" title: your allegations are completely founded and true. But look here: even though Galaxy S 5 rumors are (to say the least) premature and indicative of a serious problem with our nasty-fast industry -an issue we discuss on the air- they're also important. That's because, as unreliable and, frankly, stupid as they are, they also give us an opportunity to discuss the future of Samsung industrial design. And any opportunity we get to talk about the Galaxy family in ...

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    The HP TouchPad Go was to be the savior of webOS as we knew it.  It would have, with one swipe up and one swipe over, cast aside all doubt that HP and webOS were major players in the tablet space. But HP just couldn't give it a chance to swoop in and save the day. OK seriously, the TouchPad Go would have been a nice little tablet – emphasis on little – and may have stalled webOS's decline. Realistically though, it would not have stopped the great “Too Many Cards” in the sky from ultimately claiming webOS into her bosom. But it would have been really nice to try. So, for those of ...

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    Today marks the anniversary of the release of the first webOS handset, the Palm Pre. As such, you're bound to see plenty of nostalgic looks back on the much-beloved platform throughout the day – and we're certainly no exception. But beyond all that, we have ourselves somewhat of an oddity today, with some actual webOS news crossing our desk – that's saying something for a platform that's been shuttered for the better part of two years. This development concerns one of the key digital signatures webOS uses to authenticate communication with HP's servers. Like a credit card, these ...

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    It's been four years to the day that Palm's would-be savior platform, webOS, launched to much hoopla with the original Pre. And though the days since have been dark ones indeed for the all-but-dead platform, we thought it would be nice to indulge our nostalgia on this, the anniversary day of "20090606," with a Palm Pre unboxing. Fortunately, our own Michael Fisher happened to have a like-new Palm Pre box, an artifact from a launch-day excursion to his local Sprint store all those years ago. And while the Pre within might charitably be called "well-loved" in terms of its physical condition, ...

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    We had an interesting bit of synchronicity crop up in the offices of Pocketnow -and in the recording studios of our weekly tech podcast- this week: we're simultaneously in possession of one of the thinnest, newest tablets in the world - and one of the clunkiest, oldest ones. The interesting part about the latter: it never officially existed. We'll talk about that, plus rumors of yet another mini-Galaxy that ain't bashful about skimping on specs, and a Motorola smartphone that's all-American from design to manufacture. We'll also cover rumors of a newer, flatter iOS 7 as well as updates to ...

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    Nostalgia is a funny thing. Sometimes it creeps up on you, and tickles you at the edge of your senses without you even realizing it. One minute you're sitting there and you catch of whiff of roast beef mixed with stale beer and blammo, you're thinking about Cindy Pepperstein who firmly but gently turned you down for the senior prom. And sometimes nostalgia hits you in the face with a shovel, which is the situation I found myself in not long ago. I started thinking, as I admittedly often do, about webOS. About what could have been. (--Insert Harp Music Here--) The TouchPad Go is what could ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about HP's new SlateBook X2 and what this means to their efforts to bring Android into their ecosystem. We later talk about Google I/O starting with the new APIs, Services and Google Play Games, and then include things like Google+, Search enhancements, maps, etc. We then go through Google Music All Access and cover some of the included features. We end today's show talking about what Google I/O didn't release, mixed with the fact that a Galaxy S 4 running stock Android is awesome. All this and more after the break. Stories: - HP SlateBook X2 ...

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    HP hasn't really shined lately in any department, but that hasn't stopped the company from selling tons of new Envy X2s. It's been a very popular design so far, bringing probably one of the best form-factors to those in need of a Windows 8 computer. Now in an interesting twist, the company has just announced their new HP SlateBook X2 to follow on the design language of the Envy X2, with the difference that this SlateBook runs Android. This new HP SlateBook X2 is a 10-inch tablet with the much-expected Tegra 4 chip. It does become part of the Slate 7 line-up, its specs are far superior. ...

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    Remember back during the Mobile World Congress when we saw HP show up, not with news of the miraculous revival of webOS, but with some Android hardware of all things, showing off the budget-priced Slate 7 tablet? HP told us to expect the Slate 7 to go up for sale sometime in August, and now with only a couple days left in the month HP is making good on its word, kicking-off online sales of the Android tablet. So, how cheap is "budget-priced"? The HP Slate 7 manages to undercut the Nexus 7 with its $170 price tag. It does that while still offering a premium feature or two, like Beats Audio. ...

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    Stuff comes up, folks. Sometimes you've got a pressing appointment in Romania, or a meeting scheduled in Media, PA. Sometimes you're at the day job, other times you're off the grid somewhere in the country. Other times you're buying a car. These things happen. Fortunately for us, these things don't usually happen all at once, which means the Pocketnow Weekly podcast usually features more than two people on the air. But today, listeners, Lady Luck was not with us. Today, Sam the Scheduler was out sick, because every member of the Pocketnow team was otherwise engaged when it came time to ...

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    Sometimes you just have to schedule a podcast a few hours before a major news event, and as a result you've got to scramble to come up with some valid-sounding speculation about just how useful a Facebook Phone could really be. It's not like we haven't tossed this notion around before, but doing it on the air, off-the-cuff, imbues our lives with a certain energy, a certain je ne sais quoi, if you will. Or even if you won't. Whatever; we have a good time riffing. You'll listen and like it! Ahem. All that, plus some chat on just how big a copycat LG's Optimus G Pro is - and how well it does ...

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    In a surprise announcement today, HP CEO Meg Whitman has revealed that HP has purchased webOS back from LG. “HP is definitely maybe committed to probably doubling down on webOS in the coming weeks this time. Stay tuned.” The deal was consummated last night for $600 million and HP has to fill LG's soda machine for three years. “It's like getting it at a discount. 50% off the last time we bought it. It's a real coup,” Whitman added.] Nary a cocktail napkin was safe in Sunnyvale as the design team kicked into high gear. HP anticipates their new flagship phone, the Pre 4-1, will be ...

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    We love us some new technology, and we certainly give it its fair shake on today's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly. But every so often, you need to give a little lip-service to the tech of days gone by. The platforms and devices of yesteryear. That's right: I'm talking about dead technology. It makes sense, then, that a man going by the twitter handle DeadTechnology is here to help us dust off those fond memories. In his inaugural visit to the Pocketnow Weekly, our own Adam Doud pulls back the veil of public apathy secrecy surrounding the phenomenon of the "webOS meetup," a regular ...

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    I woke up one morning last week having spent two short but lovely hours snuggling with sugarplums. I headed downstairs to the computer, fired up the twitters and had a bucket of cold water thrown over my head. Not literally, but it had the same effect. LG Purchases webOS from HP. Um...Lolwut? Remember the context here. This is all happening in the middle of a flurry of other news flying out of Barcelona and suddenly, LG owns webOS? Alrighty. So we took a few more cautious steps forward. Long story short, LG hasn’t bought ALL of webOS. They’ve just bought a little bit of it – people, ...

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    webOS to me is reminiscent of the Martin Short character in the movie Pure Luck. In that movie, Short plays literally the unluckiest man alive. At one point in the movie, Short is asked to take a seat at a table with dozens of chairs. One of the chairs has been rigged to collapse, and Short is asked to pick any of the dozens of chairs in the room. He naturally picks the broken chair. webOS, from the very infancy of its life, always, ALWAYS, picked the broken chair.  Seriously.  Let's run this down, all chronological like. When it All Began First, before it even existed, webOS caused ...

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    Technically, the Mobile World Congress may finish-up tomorrow, but with all the big smartphone and tablet events over, we're calling it a wrap. We've had a great time the past several days bringing you news of all the new hardware and software companies came to the event to promote, and as we now begin to recuperate and get back to business as usual, we wanted to take a look back on MWC 2013 and everything it brought us. The week leading up to the MWC was filled with rumors, as we should expect, and while some played out, others fell flat on their faces. LG really got things started early, ...

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    We think it's pretty fair to say that MWC 2013 was one part IFA and one part CES: a few stark disappointments peppered among some really amazing stuff. We've seen technology this week ranging from the incredible to the absurd - from the third iteration of ASUS's wild Padfone concept to the improbable debut of a Kyocera Echo lookalike. The big guys have come out to play, too, but they're a little shy this time around: neither Samsung's Galaxy Note 8.0 nor Nokia's midrange Lumias blew the roof off the joint. Even a few has-beens came out to confuse us with their wares, some of which will be ...

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    Call me bitter, but I'm not happy. Anyone who ever had hopes of success for the awesome platform that never was likely has the same sour taste in their mouth. Originally developed by Palm (before it tanked, of course), webOS was easily one of the brightest mobile operating systems to enter the scene in 2009. Its interface was fresh, intuitive and gorgeous. Even the hardware was unique. (Personally, I loved the design of the original Pre, even though the keyboard was awful and the device itself was on the small side.) Fast forward four years and webOS has taken quite a beating. It has since ...

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    I still remember the day when my home was literally made by HP. I come from the old Compaq days, and the first non-clone computer that I ever bought was a gorgeous Compaq Presario desktop, and I decided to match all that beauty and power with my first Pocket PC, the Compaq iPAQ H3630. Ah, those were the days. Compaq really knew how to either design or approve beautiful products. Back then, the iPAQ that I owned was made by HTC, and for those of you who remember what it was like to own a colored display on an aluminum body at the times when Palm dominated the ages with monochrome displays ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about all of our MWC 2013 coverage, which includes the newly-launched Galaxy Note 8. Then we move to Samsung's new HomeSync Android device and what it means to Galaxy devices. We later talk about Nokia and their new Lumia devices, which sadly underwhelm. Then it's HP talk, as they've now launched a new HP Slate 7 Android tablet, to the surprise of everyone. We end today's show talking about Samsung's press invites for their Unpacked Galaxy S IV announcement. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Complete MWC Hands-on coverage - Samsung ...

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    Seeing HP bring its Slate 7 Android tablet to the MWC started stirring up some old memories of the TouchPad in us. The glory days of webOS may be long gone, but many of us here were big fans of the platform, and even if its reincarnation as Open webOS wasn't about to bring us any new smartphones, it was still nice to see the project live on in one form or another. Well, the timing for that reminiscing couldn't have been better, as today news arrives LG is buying webOS from HP, and already has plans to integrate it in consumer electronics. While full details of the deal are still private, ...

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    We've seen HP unveil its seven-inch Android tablet, joining the game with their latest offering which, truth be told, could have had better specs. We have a hands-on video for you in case you missed the details of this tablet (which packs a dual-core 1.6GHz SoC, seven-inch screen at 1024 x 600 resolution 1GB of RAM , 8GB of flash, and expansion available via microSD). However, if you  want to see it compared to the Nexus 7 you're in the right place. Google's pure-Android tablet made by ASUS packs much more promising specs: NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core chip clocking at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, ...

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