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HP TouchPad update due in ten days time

HP TouchPad update due in ten days time

HP will push out a webOS 3.0 update for the HP TouchPad tablet in around ten days time, according to personal systems group chief  Todd Bradley. Speaking on the shift of ex-Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein from his role as webOS lead to a more general position at the helm of product innovation, The Boston Globe reports, Bradley suggested that the TouchPad's July 1 release was, in fact, a "soft launch" for the slate, and that advertising and other efforts will be redoubled from next week.

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HP webOS gets exec shuffle: Rubenstein moves away, TouchPad owners concerned

HP webOS gets exec shuffle: Rubenstein moves away, TouchPad owners concerned

Ex Palm CEO Jon Rubenstein is stepping away from his central role in webOS management at HP, with Stephen DeWitt of the personal systems group stepping in to take charge of the TouchPad and smartphone platform. According to Palm, Rubenstein's new role as senior vice president for product innovation for the personal systems group will allow him to "leverage his experience with consumer products to propel innovation across a broad range of areas"; however, that isn't reassuring TouchPad owners, who are concerned that HP is diluting its enthusiasm for the webOS platform.

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WebOS Roadmap leaks showing new TouchPad and more

WebOS Roadmap leaks showing new TouchPad and more

The TouchPad from HP only went live in the last few days. We posted up our review of the TouchPad already and found the hardware lacking, but WebOS was pretty good. I guess HP is already set to refresh that TouchPad hardware, if the leaked roadmap can be believed. According go the roadmap an updated TouchPad is set to land this summer. Specifically the new 64GB TouchPad and a 4G version will land in August.

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HP’s Rubinstein addresses TouchPad reviews; Compares webOS to early OS X feedback

HP’s Rubinstein addresses TouchPad reviews; Compares webOS to early OS X feedback

Ex-Palm CEO and current webOS lead at HP, Jon Rubinstein, has fired out an internal email of support to the TouchPad and webOS 3.0 teams at the company, urging them to keep faith in the product and platform despite mediocre day-one reviews. In the letter, leaked to PreCentral, Rubinstein cites early reviews of Mac OS X in which critics labeled it "sluggish" and derided its lack of apps, going on to say that "similarities to our situation are obvious."

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HP: Enterprise, not iPad, our TouchPad target

HP: Enterprise, not iPad, our TouchPad target

HP has dismissed criticisms of its TouchPad tablet - which SlashGear reviewed earlier this week - suggesting that incoming webOS updates will smooth out any rough edges and that, rather than taking on the iPad 2 in the consumer market, the company's main target is business users. "We think there’s a better opportunity for us to go after the enterprise space and those consumers that use PCs" HP VP of worldwide developer relations Richard Kerris told The Loop, going on to point out that the tablet segment is still far from saturated.

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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 confirms webOS licensing talks; Samsung tipped as suitor

HP confirms webOS licensing talks; Samsung tipped as suitor

HP is currently in talks over licensing the webOS mobile operating system, CEO Leo Apotheker has confirmed, and while there's no official word on which companies may be interested, sources suggest Samsung has been present at the negotiating table. Apotheker revealed that "a number of companies have expressed interest" in an interview in Beijing, Bloomberg reports, but insisted that despite HP recently slashing its sales forecast by a whopping $1bn "there is no time pressure to do this."

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HP Offers $50 TouchPad Mail-In Rebate For Pre And Pixi Owners

HP Offers $50 TouchPad Mail-In Rebate For Pre And Pixi Owners

HP may be trying to make up for the upset they caused when they denied over-the-air updates for customers of older Pre, Pre Plus, Pixi, and Pixi Plus phones. Back in February when the company introduced webOS 3.0, they confirmed that phones older than the Pre 3 could not be upgraded. So now, it appears as a form of apology, HP is offering Pre and Pixi owners a special $50 mail-in rebate on the upcoming HP TouchPad tablet.

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