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HP TouchPad gets up to $60 price cut to prompt sales

HP TouchPad gets up to $60 price cut to prompt sales

HP's TouchPad didn't have to wait long before it was discounted; resellers like Amazon and Best Buy slashed $10 off the webOS slate's sticker price less than two weeks after it went on sale. Now HP has got in on the act, offering a $50 "instant rebate" - aka a discount - for online sales made before September 10. The price cut is unlikely to help speculation that sales have been underwhelming in the face of rivals like Apple's iPad 2.

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Apple top US smartphone manufacturer; Android pulls ahead of iOS

Apple top US smartphone manufacturer; Android pulls ahead of iOS

Apple is the top smartphone manufacturer in the US, according to the latest Nielsen statistics, despite iOS not having the biggest share of the OS ecosystem. According to the stat company's June figures, iOS is running on 28-percent of smartphones, in second place behind Android with 39-percent. However, because multiple OEMs use Android, no single manufacturer has the scale to rival Apple.

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iPad stays top tablet: Faces growing Android challenge as Amazon circles

iPad stays top tablet: Faces growing Android challenge as Amazon circles

Apple's iPad continues to dominate the tablet market, with global shipments up to 9.3m units according to the latest figures, though its percentage marketshare has declined by over 33-percent thanks to increasing competition from consumer-centric rivals. 61.3-percent of tablets sold worldwide run iOS, analysts Strategy Analytics calculate, with Android taking the lion's share of what remains, at 30.1-percent.

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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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