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HP TouchPad arrives in UK

HP TouchPad arrives in UK

In the UK and envious of the HP TouchPad that landed in the US at the top of the month? Fret no longer, webOS fans; the 9.7-inch slate has finally gone on sale, priced at £399 for the 16GB WiFi-only version and £479 for the 32GB model. As in the US, there's still no integrated-3G option on offer.

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HP TouchPad update due in ten days time

HP TouchPad update due in ten days time

HP will push out a webOS 3.0 update for the HP TouchPad tablet in around ten days time, according to personal systems group chief  Todd Bradley. Speaking on the shift of ex-Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein from his role as webOS lead to a more general position at the helm of product innovation, The Boston Globe reports, Bradley suggested that the TouchPad's July 1 release was, in fact, a "soft launch" for the slate, and that advertising and other efforts will be redoubled from next week.

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HP webOS gets exec shuffle: Rubenstein moves away, TouchPad owners concerned

HP webOS gets exec shuffle: Rubenstein moves away, TouchPad owners concerned

Ex Palm CEO Jon Rubenstein is stepping away from his central role in webOS management at HP, with Stephen DeWitt of the personal systems group stepping in to take charge of the TouchPad and smartphone platform. According to Palm, Rubenstein's new role as senior vice president for product innovation for the personal systems group will allow him to "leverage his experience with consumer products to propel innovation across a broad range of areas"; however, that isn't reassuring TouchPad owners, who are concerned that HP is diluting its enthusiasm for the webOS platform.

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WebOS Roadmap leaks showing new TouchPad and more

WebOS Roadmap leaks showing new TouchPad and more

The TouchPad from HP only went live in the last few days. We posted up our review of the TouchPad already and found the hardware lacking, but WebOS was pretty good. I guess HP is already set to refresh that TouchPad hardware, if the leaked roadmap can be believed. According go the roadmap an updated TouchPad is set to land this summer. Specifically the new 64GB TouchPad and a 4G version will land in August.

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HP’s Rubinstein addresses TouchPad reviews; Compares webOS to early OS X feedback

HP’s Rubinstein addresses TouchPad reviews; Compares webOS to early OS X feedback

Ex-Palm CEO and current webOS lead at HP, Jon Rubinstein, has fired out an internal email of support to the TouchPad and webOS 3.0 teams at the company, urging them to keep faith in the product and platform despite mediocre day-one reviews. In the letter, leaked to PreCentral, Rubinstein cites early reviews of Mac OS X in which critics labeled it "sluggish" and derided its lack of apps, going on to say that "similarities to our situation are obvious."

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HP: Enterprise, not iPad, our TouchPad target

HP: Enterprise, not iPad, our TouchPad target

HP has dismissed criticisms of its TouchPad tablet - which SlashGear reviewed earlier this week - suggesting that incoming webOS updates will smooth out any rough edges and that, rather than taking on the iPad 2 in the consumer market, the company's main target is business users. "We think there’s a better opportunity for us to go after the enterprise space and those consumers that use PCs" HP VP of worldwide developer relations Richard Kerris told The Loop, going on to point out that the tablet segment is still far from saturated.

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