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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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HP's PC sales lead industry but 5.7% operating margins dwarfed by Apple

08/18/2011, 04:08 pm

HP's announcement that it will spin off its PC business stems from the razor-thin operating margins of just 5.7 percent the company has collected from its massive -- but not highly profitable -- computer sales.

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HP kills webOS, spins off PC business to focus on software

08/18/2011, 02:08 pm

Hewlett Packard, the world's largest PC maker, has announced plans to spin off its PC business and scrap its recently acquired webOS smartphone and TouchPad tablet business to focus on software and services.

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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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Non-iPad tablet makers expected to slash prices to move inventory overstock

08/15/2011, 11:08 pm

Faced with growing inventory due to sluggish sales, the makers of tablets competing with Apple's iPad are said to continue to cut prices in order to reduce losses, potentially sparking an industry-wide price war, according to a new report.

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HTC announces 'major' $300M investment in Beats Electronics

08/11/2011, 03:08 am

After teasing a "major news announcement" for the company, HTC CEO Peter Chou revealed that it has acquired a $300 million majority stake in audio technology company Beats Electronics, with the first HTC product to implement Beats technology due out later this year.

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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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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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Apple issues Quicktime 7.7 for Windows, Leopard and updates printer drivers

08/03/2011, 09:08 pm

Apple on Wednesday issued QuickTime 7.7 for Windows and Mac OS X Leopard, as well as a batch of driver updates for printers and scanners from Samsung, HP and Brother.

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iPad competitors still can't match Apple's design efficiencies

08/02/2011, 04:08 pm

As hardware makers struggle to compete with the iPad in terms of sales, they also can't match Apple's design efficiency, which helps to keep the iPad's costs down, one analysis has found.

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PC makers struggling to match MacBook Air pricing ahead of Ultrabook launches

07/29/2011, 12:07 pm

Windows-based PC makers looking to challenge Apple's extremely successful line of ultra-lightweight MacBook Airs with designs based on Intel's "Ultrabook" platform are losing hope that they'll be able to do so and still turn a profit on sales of the notebooks any time this year.

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UBS ups 2011 iPad estimate to 37.9M, 63% market share

07/27/2011, 09:07 pm

Analysts for investment bank UBS raised their 2011 forecast for Apple's iPad on Wednesday, predicting total sales of 37.9 million units for a projected 63 percent market share.

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Palm chief addresses poor TouchPad reviews, compares webOS to Apple's early Mac OS X

07/05/2011, 12:07 pm

Former Palm CEO and current HP executive Jon Rubenstein sent a letter to employees addressing lukewarm reviews of its new TouchPad tablet, and suggested that criticism of its webOS operating system is similar to complaints reviewers had with early versions of Mac OS X.

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iPad sales will help Apple top HP, become largest mobile PC vendor in 2012

07/01/2011, 07:07 am

Apple is expected to dethrone market leader HP in terms of global notebook shipments next year, if the iPad is categorized as a portable computer.

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HP exec: TouchPad not aimed at dethroning Apple's iPad

06/30/2011, 11:06 pm

An HP executive said Thursday that the TouchPad tablet is not meant to take the market away from the iPad and is instead aimed at the enterprise, while a new report claims Apple is set to overtake HP next year as the world's leading portable PC vendor, if iPads are taken into account.

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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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Apple may make more profit selling one Mac than HP does from 7 PCs

06/24/2011, 12:06 pm

Apple has a tall order ahead of it if the company ever plans to challenge some of its larger rivals in personal computer market in terms of volume shipments, but the profit the Mac maker currently takes home from the sale of each system may already be enough to spook its competition.

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Analyst: Apple's iPad to lead tablet market explosion for 'foreseeable future'

06/17/2011, 08:06 pm

According to one analyst, the market for consumer tablets could top 215 million units by 2015, with the iPad expected to dominate the market's explosive growth.

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