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HP Working on webOS-Based Tablets That Will be Similar to the iPad

HP Working on webOS-Based Tablets That Will be Similar to the iPad

There's probably not getting around it, anymore. When a tablet is mentioned, not only do people start immediately comparing it to the iPad, talk about how it's "similar" are inevitable. Then again, with as general a statement as this one from HP's Peter Helm, we can basically expect anything some time in the near future. Though, one thing's for sure: a tablet is coming.

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Palm Tungsten C gets Android 2.1 install

Palm Tungsten C gets Android 2.1 install

Putting Android where it isn't expected has become something of a hobby for the open-source tinkerers, and we're quite impressed to see Google's OS slapped neatly onto the ageing hardware of a Palm Tungsten C.  The PDA was launched back in 2003 and has a mere 400MHz processor together with WiFi b; Dmitry Grinberg thought that was a suitable challenge, and has managed to get Android 2.1 running.

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Palm’s webOS 2.0 Gets Shown Off on Video

Palm’s webOS 2.0 Gets Shown Off on Video

We've already seen two rounds of images appear online featuring the upcoming webOS 2.0 update to the mobile Operating System, but we've been eagerly anticipating seeing it in motion. And now we finally get our wish. Palm's webOS 2.0 has finally made an appearance on YouTube, showcasing what we've seen in still images, and showing off that more "smooth" look and feel.

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webOS 2.0 Images Appear Online, Showcasing Plenty

webOS 2.0 Images Appear Online, Showcasing Plenty

This isn't the first time we've seen webOS 2.0. This time around, though, the source from which the images are coming out of the gloom of the nethernet is unknown. Not that that matters, really, considering the content of the images showcases enough to distract us that we have no idea where these images are coming from. After seeing what Just Type and Stacks looked like, now we get to see what Palm's webOS 2.0 is going to look like in the more UI department, while also showing us what services are going to be (seemingly) integrated into the mobile Operating System.

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Palm’s webOS 2.0 SDK Heading to Some Developers Today

Palm’s webOS 2.0 SDK Heading to Some Developers Today

When it comes to webOS, there's many who believe that the mobile Operating System developed by Palm is far from over and done with. Despite being available on only two devices, people expect good things to come out of HP's acquisition of the company. A good sign that things are still coming down the pipe broke cover today, as Palm has officially announced that the latest version of their SDK, for webOS 2.0, has now begun to find its way to some developers out there.

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HP webOS Tablet Arriving First Quarter of 2011

HP webOS Tablet Arriving First Quarter of 2011

When HP acquired Palm, there was a lot (and we mean a lot) of speculation about what would happen to webOS. Would it be appropriately utilized? Or would it fade away into oblivion, leaving all of us wanting more? Thanks to HP, they were quick to assure us that webOS wouldn't be going anywhere, and that it would even be making an appearance on things like printers. But, what about something that matters, like a tablet? Well, according to Engadget, that's coming too.

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HP’s Hurd ousting as idiotic as Apple firing Jobs says Larry Ellison; Pre designer quits

HP’s Hurd ousting as idiotic as Apple firing Jobs says Larry Ellison; Pre designer quits

HP can't get a break lately, with Friday's news that CEO Mark Hurd had been asked to resign amid allegations of sexual harassment not only prompting a significant ditch in their share price but scorn from at least one high-profile name in the industry.  Oracle CEO Larry Ellison spared no feelings in his comments to the NYT, describing the HP board as having made "the worst personnel decision since the idiots on the Apple board fired Steve Jobs many years ago."  Meanwhile, HP has lost another significant name from the Palm team, with Peter Skillman - VP of design at Palm, and responsible for the Pre's design - leaving the company.

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HP focus on webOS, eschew Windows Phone 7

HP focus on webOS, eschew Windows Phone 7

Microsoft's list of confirmed Windows Phone 7 partners saw HP conspicuously absent, and now we know the reason why.  In an interview with CNBC, HP Personal Systems Group VP Todd Bradley confirmed that the company intends to push ahead solely with webOS rather than develop handsets using Microsoft's latest mobile platform.  "Our intent" Bradley explained, "is to focus those resources and really make webOS the best OS it can be."

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HP: Palm Name Could Remain as Sub-Brand

HP: Palm Name Could Remain as Sub-Brand

Mark Hurd, HP's CEO, made a comment to the Frankfurter Allgemeine about the future of the Palm name, and truth be told, we're not at all surprised about his response. If you look at the past, and how HP handled acquisitions like Compaq, then hearing that the Palm name might not disappear altogether is both non-surprising, and a welcomed comment.

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HP Slate Headed for Enterprise Customers, Not Mass Market

HP Slate Headed for Enterprise Customers, Not Mass Market

Well, there you have it. We've been riding the HP Slate roller-coaster for quite some time now, with our fingernails firmly clamped in our teeth. Waiting on the edge our seat since the acquisition of Palm to see if the Slate, running its infamous Windows 7, would ever see the light of day. And sure enough, today we finally have an answer. It's definitely coming, but there's one big change: enterprise.

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