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Update for HP TouchPad WebOS rolling out today

Update for HP TouchPad WebOS rolling out today

If you are a HP TouchPad owner that has been wondering where that WebOS update that was supposed to be here by the end of July, the wait might be over today. HP is supposedly set to start rolling out the update to all users. The tip that the update was starting the roll out today came via Twitter.

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HP TouchPad official pricing and launch date for UK confirmed

HP TouchPad official pricing and launch date for UK confirmed

Vince reviewed the HP TouchPad today and in the end, he figures the hardware in the tablet is uninspiring. That seems to be a recurring theme with many of the tablets that hit the market recently. I bet a lot of people hoping that HP would knock it out of the park are disappointed today. We also posted up our review of WebOS and found that it was actually pretty good, just hampered by the hardware inside the TouchPad.

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HP TouchPad Review

HP TouchPad Review

We've been demanding a tablet running webOS for years now, and it's taken HP's new stewardship of the software to guide just that onto store shelves. Palm's mobile platform always seemed to good to be left solely to smartphones, and the HP TouchPad is the inevitable result. Problem is, the iPad has already made its presence well and truly known, dominating the consumer tablet market, and Android's Honeycomb drive gains OEM support by the week. Can the multitasking charms of webOS 3.0 promise the TouchPad a bright future, or is it simply a case of too late to the party? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Logitech Touch Lapdesk hides pull-out multitouch trackpad

Logitech Touch Lapdesk hides pull-out multitouch trackpad

Logitech has outed its latest peripheral for notebook users, the Logitech Touch Lapdesk N600, and while it initially looks like any other lap pad it actually hides a slide-out secret. Pull at the right edge, and there's a 5-inch multitouch trackpad to be found, along with a neat row of volume, mute and browser shortcut buttons.

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HP TouchPad dropping June for $699?

HP TouchPad dropping June for $699?

HP is reportedly aiming for a June release of the TouchPad tablet, according to the latest leaks, with a price that undercuts Motorola's XOOM by $100. BGR's sources have tipped the launch window and a $699 sticker for the webOS slate, putting it at the beginning of HP's "summer 2011" suggestion.

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Is the Market too Crowded for webOS to be Successful?

Is the Market too Crowded for webOS to be Successful?

Let’s start off by remembering that the smartphone market is still relatively early. Even though it is one of the hottest topics around, smartphones as a whole still only represent less than 30% of the total global mobile phone market. That being said the smart phone market grew 75% last quarter alone and is expected to grow at that pace each quarter for the next few years.

Right now RIM, Apple and their iOS and a host of Android vendors dominate the smart phone sector. Windows Phone 7 is on the far fringe of this market and HP’s webOS devices still farther yet. So the real question is in a market dominated right now by three companies is there room for more? The short answer is yes and here is why.

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webOS 3.0 ENYO SDK Released to Developers

webOS 3.0 ENYO SDK Released to Developers

Yesterday was the biggest day HP / Palm have had in a long time, due in no small part to the release of webOS 3.0. This operating system will be working on the several new devices HP announced yesterday including the Palm3, the Veer, and the lovely TouchPad. Today developers for the webOS platform will be able to get their hands on the SDK of the system so they'll be able to begin testing their apps and whatnot out, and so they'll be able to begin creating all new ways to modify, manipulate, and use the new system to their advantage.

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Qualcomm’s HP Touchpad-powering Snapdragon APQ8060 detailed

Qualcomm’s HP Touchpad-powering Snapdragon APQ8060 detailed

HP's new Touchpad tablet is the first device to publicly commit to Qualcomm's new Snapdragon APQ8060, and now the chipset company is spilling the beans on exactly what its dual-core can do. The third-generation of Snapdragon, Qualcomm pairs the APQ8060 with an integrated Adreno 220 GPU (with twice the graphics processing power of its predecessor) to offer Full HD 3D support.

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iPad 3 this fall tips latest batch of frantic Apple refresh rumors

iPad 3 this fall tips latest batch of frantic Apple refresh rumors

The iPad 2 isn't even official yet, but already the speculation over the third-generation version of the Apple tablet has begun in earnest. Prompted by Daring Fireball's John Gruber predicting that HP might struggle with the Touchpad because "If my theory is right, they’re not only going to be months behind the iPad 2, but if they slip until late summer, they might bump up against the release of the iPad 3," TechCrunch sources stepped up with the supposedly solid news that there would be two iPad refreshes in 2011: the iPad 2, imminently, and then the iPad 3 this fall.

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The Daily Slash: February 9, 2011

The Daily Slash: February 9, 2011

Today was HP / Palm / webOS day, believe it or not, as the special event we were very much live at revealed a triad of amazing devices crowned with a brand new version of the mobile OS. See webOS inside our hands on of the HP Veer, the HP Pre3, and the HP Touchpad. Then hear about webOS PCs, printers & more as they're promised by HP. See the greatest webOS feature EVER in Touch to Share. See Ben Bajarin's take on the whole situation in an On Time Analysis by the name of Palm Made HP Relevant Again Plus check out all the releases in the featured list below! Then see a couple of fights - first HP webOS TouchPad VS Motorola XOOM, then Apple iPad vs HP TouchPad - great war Next have a look at a phone that's got the whole world thinking about plugging in, it's a fabulous unboxing and hands on of the Motorola ATRIX 4G by your friend Vincent Nguyen! Take a peek at the bouncing balls of the brand new Android 3.0 Honeycomb Renderscript. All of this, ALL of it here on The Daily Slash!

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Apple iPad vs HP TouchPad tablet Matchup

Apple iPad vs HP TouchPad tablet Matchup

Today we were treated to a presentation by HP that might completely turn webOS around, out of the dark spaces of everyone's doubt centers and into a very plausible option place for many soon-to-be seekers of tablets in this new market. The tablet in question is the HP TouchPad, running webOS 3.0 and looking like not a half bad idea for a workstation on the go. We decided to match it up against a couple contenders, first the Motorola XOOM Android tablet, now the Apple iPad. How does the TouchPad measure up? You be the judge.

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HP Touchpad live

HP Touchpad live

It feels like we've been waiting for the HP TouchPad ever since we first used webOS, making no bones of the fact that Palm's platform seemed tailor-made for larger screen tablets. The wait has been worth it; we've just been checking out the TouchPad after HP's launch event, and it's a slick, solid slate on which webOS scales nicely.

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