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The Daily Slash: May 18th 2010

The Daily Slash: May 18th 2010

Welcome to the latest edition of the Daily Slash. Tonight, on the eve of a relatively large convention, we've got quite a bit of news to go through. First up, in the Best of R3, it looks like Android versions are starting to get handled, and the Pixi Plus gets a release date for AT&T. And then, in the Dredge 'Net, we've got a hint at one of the things Google might announce soon, Sprint's CFO doesn't think too much of the Pre, and London wants a lot of WiFi.

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HP Promises webOS Will Appear on Slates and Web-Connected Printers

HP Promises webOS Will Appear on Slates and Web-Connected Printers

It wasn't all that long ago, so you probably remember that HP bought Palm. And, with it, there was plenty of speculation about whether or not HP would be putting webOS, the mobile platform created by Palm, on anything else other than smartphones. Like, you know, a tablet. Well, that's all been confirmed. And, on top of that, there's something like a nugget of joy included in the assertion.

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webOS gets installed on x86 laptop [Video]

webOS gets installed on x86 laptop [Video]

We're still waiting for more news on HP's rumored Hurricane project, believed to be a tablet running Palm's webOS and tipped, by some at least, for a rushed release before the end of the year, but until then it seems the modding community aren't willing to wait.  PreCentral forum member cdowers has managed to get webOS running on his Dell laptop, by loading the emulator's image onto an IDE hard-drive.

Video demo after the cut

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Palm App Catalog glitch locks out webOS users

Palm App Catalog glitch locks out webOS users

Palm's App Catalog appears to have suffered a meltdown of sorts, with users of Palm Pre, Pixi, Pre Plus and Pixi Plus handsets reporting that after having downloaded a new title - whether paid or free - no aftermarket software will run properly.  The issue remains even after fully erasing and restarting the phone; in fact, the apps are still installed even after that process is completed.  However core functionality - calls, messaging and data - are all unaffected.

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HP Hurricane webOS tablet leaks continue

HP Hurricane webOS tablet leaks continue

With HP still refusing to comment on the record about the fate of their Windows 7 slate, we're having to piece together their tablet plans from rumor, leaks and a little tantric chanting.  Latest to the speculation buffet is GottaBeMobile, who have heard from "two separate and reliable sources" that the Windows 7 tablet won't be released this coming summer, as HP instead focus their efforts on rushing out a webOS based slate codenamed the HP Hurricane.

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HP webOS “Hurricane” slate tipped with ambitious release rumors

HP webOS “Hurricane” slate tipped with ambitious release rumors

HP's tablet plans are prompting numerous rumors at the moment, and as with the best speculation they're glibly ignoring what's likely in favor of what's exciting.  Having heard last week that development of the Windows 7 HP slate was on hold, there's now talk of a webOS based tablet, the codenamed the HP Hurricane, which is tipped for a launch across various dates in the second half of this year.

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The Daily Slash: April 29th 2010

The Daily Slash: April 29th 2010

Today, for all intents and purposes, was a big day. Maybe not as big as yesterday, but it's pretty close. Especially if you consider the two cancellations, with the HP Slate getting tossed to the side, along with Microsoft's Courier digital journal. A sad day for the tablet market, indeed. But, we move on, forward unto . . . Well, whatever it is you're heading into. Either way, welcome to the Thursday edition of the Daily Slash. In the Best of R3, we've got the LG Aloha getting a name change, iAd takes a steep turn in the price bracket, and Palm may be ready to face a class-action lawsuit. And then in the Dredge 'Net, looks like Valve finally hit a release date for Steam on the Mac, the app thing gets out of hand, and Verizon gets a new netbook.

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HP Windows 7 Tablet Gets Canceled, We Hope for webOS Tablet Instead

HP Windows 7 Tablet Gets Canceled, We Hope for webOS Tablet Instead

Apparently tonight is not a good night for tablet devices. Though, if you were to ask a few people, it may still continue to be a very good couple of days for Hewlett-Packard. After the announcement that HP had bought Palm, suggestions of an HP Slate with webOS started coming left and right. It doesn't help when HP is telling the world that tablets are definitely on the agenda. And now, word is that HP has killed the Windows 7 tablet project, better known as the HP Slate (which debuted at CES this year). Coincidence?

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Microsoft Courier Not Heading Into Production

Microsoft Courier Not Heading Into Production

Here's some remarkably bad news. It seems that the Microsoft Courier, the dual-screen digital journal with Tegra 2 inside, has been scrapped. According to the report from The Wall Street Journal, it seems that Microsoft executives informed the internal team working on the Courier that the project was no longer supported by Microsoft, and that it's been removed from future production. Of course, Microsoft had never officially come forward and publicly announced the Courier, but we know it existed.

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