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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    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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    HP is getting back into tablets, this time with Android (and not with webOS with the ill-fated Touchpad). Their first device in this category is a budget device that reminds us a lot of the Nexus 7 but with worse specs and a low price. It has a 7" 1024x600 LCD display and is powered by an A9 Cortex CPU with 1GB of RAM. It's running on Android 4.1 and comes without a skin on top of Android. Interestingly, it has Beats Audio, making it the first non-HTC device to bring this audio-enhancing technology since the aforementioned TouchPad. It also has 8GB of storage, but unlike the Nexus 7, you ...

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    If you managed to score a cheap HP TouchPad following the company's shuttering of webOS, you may have tried installing Android on the tablet. Since then, we've seen HP branch out into Windows 8 tablets, but today we're headed back to Android territory, with the company announcing a native Android device (no custom ROM hacking this time around), the seven-inch HP Slate 7. It's clear that HP has its sights set on the budget-conscious consumer, because while the Jelly-Bean-running Slate 7's specs are a little weak, its launch price of just about $170 is pretty hard to ignore. The Slate 7 runs ...

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    Cellular-connected tablets are great, but if you're not careful, that data plan can end up costing you way more than you ever paid for the hardware in the first place. T-Mobile is interested in giving users a little more comfortable of a way to access its network, and by partnering with some device manufacturers, it's going to start offering some options for completely free cellular data access. With this new 4G Connect program, when you buy a participating device, you'll get up to 200MB a month free T-Mobile data, for up to two years after purchase. If you want more than that, or want the ...

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    On the eve of the Mayan Apocalypse, three men gather to talk strategy, survival ... and smartphones. This week on the Pocketnow Weekly, we discuss what device we'd like at our side for the end of the world, before going for a quick dip in the nostalgia pool with a chat about running new Android software on old devices. After that, we knock around some Samsung Galaxy-family speculation, then dive headlong into a rundown of the merits and drawbacks of the new Samsung ATIV S, before touching on the tablet-smartphone interaction issue. Finally, we wrap it all up with some tablet speculation ...

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    Last week, we were doing some jawing on the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, debating the merits and pitfalls of the Surface RT. While we've done that on almost every episode of the Weekly since the release of Microsoft's first home-sourced tablet PC, we got more in-depth than usual on last week's episode and I encourage you to check it out. One of the topics we chewed over was that of the Surface RT's actual usability. I remarked that the Surface had so far proven to me more of a novelty than a productivity-enhancer. Despite my feeling that it is indeed a device from the future, I've recently ...

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    We will have to wait for official numbers of financial figures to draw an informed conclusion regarding the amount of Surface tablets Microsoft has managed to sell, now that Steve Ballmer's words aren't clear anymore. In a recent interview, Executive Vice President of HP Todd Bradley told IDG Enterprise that he can "hardly call Surface competition". According to the executive, HP has a different approach, at least for the moment. Opposed to the iPad, a pure consumer tablet which owners can bring to work, HP will not enter "the consumer tablet fray any time soon. We'll be doing something ...

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    There was no denying that after our hands-on in Berlin with the HP Envy x2 tablet our own Michael Fisher instantly developed a sympathy for the slate, even if we later asked whether this model will manage to somehow push the company ahead in this entire Windows 8 game. HP just announced the availability and pricing of its Windows 8 portfolio and among the ultrabooks, notebooks and 'sleekbooks' (sic!) there's the Envy x2. It is labeled as a "hybrid PC that delivers the power of a notebook and the freedom of a tablet" with the help of the detachable keyboard and trackpad. Fans should expect ...

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    Last month, HP's Meg Whitman got to talking about smartphones, and revealed that even after giving up on webOS and its line of Pre smartphones, the company still had its eyes on the smartphone market, making it clear that HP was interested in getting back into the game at some point down the road. Since then, we've talked a little about how HP might be thinking about tackling that venture, and what would be its best bet so far as a new smartphone platform. How long will we have to wait before we find out if we were right or not? We knew it would be awhile, but it's only now becoming clear ...

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    When you're coming down off a few weeks of huge news, there's a lot to sift through. On this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly, that's exactly what we're doing. Join Michael Fisher, Brandon Miniman, and -a first for the podcast- Chief News Editor Stephen Schenck for in-depth discussion on Apple's continuing iPhone 5 and iOS6 successes and failures, the latest in the annoyingly-named "mapplegate," HTC's new One X+ and One VX, speculation on the next Nexus, Nokia's terrifying new commercial aimed at the iPhone, and even a touch of webOS news. We changed up the order a bit this week, everyone, ...

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    HP did something pretty cool the other day: it delivered on a promise it made to webOS customers. I already mentioned, in yesterday's article about HP's Windows Phone destiny, why that alone is a newsworthy event. From casual customers to the top champions of the platform, webOS users were given one of the biggest raw deals in tech history when HP terminated all webOS development little more than a month after the release of its flagship product, in the midst of one of the strangest corporate shake-ups ever. HP still hasn't fully recovered from the accompanying (aborted) attempt to ...

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    Capping off a long stretch of misery and broken promises to devotees of its failed operating system, HP finally did right by webOS fans last week when it delivered Open webOS, the open-source version of the Palm-developed platform, just before its end-of-September deadline. Of course, it's not a mobile-friendly build that users can install on the TouchPads or Pre3s they might still have lying around; instead, it's a raw OS much in need of refinement before it can be made to work on a tablet or a smartphone. All that aside, it has in fact been delivered. That on-time delivery marks one of ...

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    One of the pleasant surprises at this year's IFA was the cornucopia of Windows 8-powered tablets and each and every one of the x86 flavors was running on an Intel architecture, regardless of the OEM that built the slate. Now it seems that Intel is preparing a rather large Windows 8 event for September 27 in San Francisco, as invites start to pop up. With so many Windows 8 tablets in Berlin it was safe to assume that every manufacturer who wanted to announce and showcase their products did just that. However, Intel promises that there will be speakers from manufacturers like Acer, Asus, ...

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