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Why HP is dropping webOS : HP Comments at Length

Why HP is dropping webOS : HP Comments at Length

Earlier today we received word that not only would HP be "spinning off" or completely separating from their PSG* division, they'd be completely stopping production of all webOS phones and the TouchPad tablet, as well as the webOS mobile operating system. Why on earth would they do such a thing when their PC division is the biggest in the world and their preliminary results of the third fiscal quarter of 2011 is at $31.2 billion, up from $30.7 billion the same quarter last year? We did a bit of research, soul searching, and listening in on the HP Q3 FY11 earnings call to get some answers and a better look at the future of Hewlett Packard.

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HP Discontinues webOS Handsets, Touchpad, and Entire Ecosystem

HP Discontinues webOS Handsets, Touchpad, and Entire Ecosystem

Today HP revealed that they would be announcing that it will completely discontinue operations for all webOS devices. This affects the HP TouchPad and all webOS handsets. This does not mean that webOS will be cancelled altogether and forever, though it certainly doesn't bode well for those who've invested in the HP/webOS combination in the meantime. This comes after less than stellar sales on the TouchPad and a request from Best Buy for HP to take back all their tablets.

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HP outs new 64GB TouchPad tablet with white case option, not for America

HP outs new 64GB TouchPad tablet with white case option, not for America

If you are a fan of the HP TouchPad, you are among the minority. This tablet has been flamed by many users due to issues and the fact that the tablet just isn’t as good as other offerings on the market for the money. We took issue with the tablet when we reviewed it too. Consumers responded to the lackluster reviews of the tablet and didn't buy leading to price cuts to try to woo buyers. Recently Best Buy even tried to get HP to buy the tablets back that it had in stock after selling only 25,000 of 270,000 it purchased according to sources.

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HP TouchPad unsold stock mountain prompts Best Buy ire

HP TouchPad unsold stock mountain prompts Best Buy ire

Best Buy is reportedly refusing to keep the huge, unsold stocks of HP TouchPad tablets it has in its warehouses, with the retailer said to have sold less than 10-percent of the 270,000 units it initially ordered. The company has apparently told HP that it wants to return some of that stock, AllThingsD's sources tell them, with sales that have only amounted to around 25,000 of the tablets. Another source said the estimate was on the "charitable" side and that, even with recent discounts and what has now become a permanent $100 price cut, sales are still underwhelming.

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TouchPad Go 7-inch tablet hits FCC

TouchPad Go 7-inch tablet hits FCC

Apparently, there have been some rumors floating around that a new HP TouchPad packing 4G has hit the FCC. That isn't the case though accordion to some sources. Buried inside the FCC documents for the new HP tablet that has hit the FCC are some labels that clearly show what hit the FCC is in fact the HP TouchPad Go with a 7-inch screen we have talked about before. Last we spoke about the mysterious 7-inch HP tablet the thing was expected to launch this month.

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HP TouchPad’s $100 Discount Gets Permanent

HP TouchPad’s $100 Discount Gets Permanent

The HP TouchPad has been getting all sorts of discounts lately, which must have surely aggravated its earliest adopters that paid full price. Just two weeks after launch, the TouchPad already had $10 sliced off by Amazon and Best Buy followed by another $50 discount from HP and then a promotion for August 5-7 that offered a $100 discount. That last one, however, HP confirms is here to stay.

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HP TouchPad: Desperately Discounted

HP TouchPad: Desperately Discounted

How much did you pay for your tablet? If you picked up an HP TouchPad in the past day or so, you could have shaved anything up to $200 off the list price for the webOS slate, as HP and its retail partners kick off a round of aggressive discounting. It's a risky way to boost sales: the TouchPad is a mere month into the market and met with mixed reviews, and it would be easy to see this as HP's tablet project falling flat on its touchscreen face.

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