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Topic: WebOS

Microsoft shocked to find interest in Windows Phone 7

08/22/2011, 04:08 pm

After Microsoft's head of Windows Phone 7 offered free phones and training to any published webOS developers, he reported being "caught a bit flatfooted" to find 500 people interested in actually taking him up on the offer.

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HP ran its webOS SDK on iPad 2, hopes to license it as mobile web app tool

08/22/2011, 12:08 am

After HP's webOS hardware unit was scuttled by upper management, the webOS software team has hopes of bringing their work to the mainstream, leveraging Apple's open web platform to do so.

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HP begins TouchPad clearance with $99 fire sale [u]

08/19/2011, 10:08 pm

Resellers have begun clearing HP TouchPad inventory with a drastic sale that cuts the price of 16GB and 32GB models to $99 and $149, respectively, just one day after the device was discontinued.

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Microsoft courting webOS developers with free phones

08/19/2011, 09:08 pm

Microsoft is looking to capitalize on HP's webOS failures by offering free phones, developer tools and training to developers left stranded by the demise of the platform.

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HP eats $100 million charge to cover unsold stockpile of TouchPads

08/18/2011, 11:08 pm

HP announced on Thursday that it will take a roughly $100 million charge due to poor sell through of the TouchPad, likely in order to credit Best Buy and other resellers for their unsold inventory.

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HP outlines "difficult but necessary" decisions spurred by success of iPad

08/18/2011, 06:08 pm

After just nine months on the job, HP's chief executive Léo Apotheker announced plans to radically shift the company away from the shrinking PC market, drop its mobile competition to the iPad and iPhone entirely, and instead focus on its online services, printing and software businesses.

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Best Buy upset with HP over selling just 25K TouchPads

08/16/2011, 11:08 pm

Best Buy is reportedly unhappy with HP after having sold just 25,000 of the PC maker's TouchPad tablets and is unwilling to pay for the more than 240,000 unsold units, according to a new report.

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HP makes $100 TouchPad price cut permanent in bid for No. 2 tablet spot

08/10/2011, 09:08 pm

After receiving positive response to a temporary $100 price cut on its webOs-based TouchPad tablet, HP has decided to make the discount permanent as it aims for the No. 2 spot in the tablet market, behind Apple's iPad.

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Apple's Mac lineup seen taking 4.5% of PC sales in 2011, 5.2% in 2015

08/09/2011, 11:08 am

Apple's line of Mac computers are seen making further market share gains in the coming years, growing to 4.5 percent of sales in 2011, and 5.2 percent of new PCs sold in 2015.

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HP slashes iPad-competing TouchPad price to $399 1 month after release

08/05/2011, 08:08 am

Just over a month after the HP TouchPad hit the market, its price has been cut by one-fifth for a special weekend sale intended to boost sales of the iPad-competing tablet.

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Review roundup: HP TouchPad billed as 'mediocre tablet'

06/29/2011, 11:06 pm

Hewlett Packard's entry into the tablet market has drawn praise for its external beauty and criticism as reviewers dug beneath the surface, with one journalist calling the device a "mediocre tablet."

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Gartner sees Apple's iPad dominating tablet market through 2015

04/11/2011, 10:04 am

Research firm Gartner sees Apple's iPad controlling the lion's share of the tablet market for the next three years, and remaining the top mobile platform in terms of sales through at least 2015.

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'Unstable performance' of Android 3.0 seen as benefit to Apple's iPad

04/08/2011, 03:04 pm

Tablet makers who craft their own mobile operating system -- particularly Apple and its iOS -- stand to gain from the "unstable performance" of Google's tablet-centric Android 3.0, codenamed Honeycomb.

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HP hires former Apple exec to pitch webOS to developers

02/10/2011, 02:02 am

HP has hired Richard Kerris, Apple's former Senior Director of Worldwide Developer Relations, to help attract developers to the webOS platform as it attempts to challenge Apple in the smartphone and tablet markets.

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HP to take on Apple with webOS-based TouchPad, Pre 3

02/09/2011, 03:02 pm

HP on Wednesday announced a trio of new webOS-based products, including the TouchPad, a touchscreen tablet with dimensions similar to the iPad, and the Pre 3, a new smartphone intended to compete with Apple's iPhone.

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Windows Phone 7 hits 5,000 apps in 2 months, equaling Palm's webOS

12/30/2010, 03:12 pm

Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform now has more than 5,000 applications written for it, well behind the 300,000 for Apple's iOS, but matching the total number of programs for Palm's webOS in just over two months.

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HP's Jon Rubinstein slams Android, takes on Apple's iPad

12/22/2010, 06:12 pm

The Wall Street Journal has posed its interview with HP's Jon Rubinstein, shedding additional light on the firm's future plans for webOS in light of his past as a top engineer working with Steve Jobs at Apple and NeXT.

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Apple iPad widely expected to lead tablet disruption of PCs in 2011

11/27/2010, 03:11 pm

Reports from a variety of analysts predict a huge swell in tablet computer sales next year ranging from 35 to 100 million units in total, with Apple's iPad accounting for the largest number sold by far.

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Bank of America, Citigroup testing iPhone to replace BlackBerry [u]

11/05/2010, 05:11 pm

Two of America's largest banks are actively testing Apple's iPhone as a replacement of their existing RIM BlackBerry devices for corporate email.

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HP releasing $799 Slate 500 to take on iPad in tablet market

10/22/2010, 02:10 am

Six months after the launch of Apple's iPad, HP is ready to launch its Slate 500 tablet device, which will cost $799 and is aimed at business customers.

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