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iPad to reign tablet supreme through 2015 predicts Gartner

iPad to reign tablet supreme through 2015 predicts Gartner

Market researchers Gartner are predicting that, despite the growing competition from Android Honeycomb and other platforms, Apple's iPad will continue to dominate the "media tablet" ecosystem through 2015. The company estimates that Apple will still own over 47-percent of worldwide market share by 2015, with Android holding over 38-percent.

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HP all-touch webOS “Stingray” leaks alongside Verizon Pre3

HP all-touch webOS “Stingray” leaks alongside Verizon Pre3

webOS news this morning, with two leaked devices seemingly confirming that HP has a keyboard-free handset in the works, as well as that the Pre3 is most likely headed to Verizon. PreCentral's tipster sent them a couple of shots to tease the imagination; firstly what's rumored to be the HP Stingray, described as "an EVO with webOS."

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Forget apps, Apple’s core iPad 2 experience needs to grow up

Forget apps, Apple’s core iPad 2 experience needs to grow up

Shiny shiny, shiny Apple iPad; whiplash tablet in the dark. Forgive the Velvet Underground, but sometimes it really does feel like being a masochist would make the iOS user experience easier to stomach. Yes, Apple's App Store may be the most bulging around, offering hundreds of thousands to titles whether you want to turn your iPad 2 into a recording studio, games machine or digital recipe book. Problem is, there's still no way to turn the iPad into a proper, multi-user, family tablet.

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HP Unleashes WebOS 3.0 Beta SDK For TouchPad App Development

HP Unleashes WebOS 3.0 Beta SDK For TouchPad App Development

If you're interested in developing apps for the HP TouchPad, now's the time to get on board with HP. At the WebOS CONNECT event in London today, HP announced that they are releasing the WebOS 3.0 Beta SDK to their Early Access developers.

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HP exec slaps Apple for “absurd” philosophy toward partners

HP exec slaps Apple for “absurd” philosophy toward partners

We've always been told that it's better to talk up your abilities than criticize those of your rivals, but it seems HP couldn't bottle up its Apple resentment any longer. HP exec Stephen DeWitt told CRN that Apple's poor commitment to its partners is their biggest weakness, describing its philosophy as "absurd" and suggesting that HP would be looking to create the equivalent of an "Elite" line in its webOS-based mobility products.

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HP Reveals Plans To Focus On Cloud, Connectivity, And Software

HP Reveals Plans To Focus On Cloud, Connectivity, And Software

At a summit today in San Francisco, HP's CEO Leo Apotheker gave his first keynote since taking office to discuss the company's future strategy. HP is expanding beyond its PC and printer business with plans to focus more on cloud computing, connectivity, and software.

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MeeGo OS Concept For Tablets

MeeGo OS Concept For Tablets

With the Nokia and Microsoft partnership, the once promising MeeGo OS has been relegated to research and development status with very little chance of ever becoming a mainstream platform. However, that doesn't stop developers from continuing to think up new UI concepts for the OS such as the one shown below, designed by Jozef Kocúr.

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HP Touchpad priced/dated; 7-inch webOS Opal incoming, plus 4 Honeycomb 10-inchers

HP Touchpad priced/dated; 7-inch webOS Opal incoming, plus 4 Honeycomb 10-inchers

The HP Touchpad and a new 7-inch webOS tablet codenamed HP Opal are among multiple incoming slates included in a new retailer roadmap leak. According to the document, acquired by PreCentral, the Touchpad will drop in June priced between $499 for the 16GB model and $599 for the 32GB version.

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webOS on every HP PC from 2012, as firm seeks its “lost soul”

webOS on every HP PC from 2012, as firm seeks its “lost soul”

"HP has lost its soul" CEO Leo Apotheker has admitted, continuing the new exec's self-flagellatory tour as he attempts to make the lumbering PC manufacturer more competitive. After confessing that HP innovation "takes too long to get to market" last month, Apotheker told Businessweek that he would look to webOS to refresh the company's PCs. As of 2012, every HP PC shipped "will include the ability to run webOS in addition to Windows."

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HP Touchpad caught in wild with SIM slot on show [Video]

HP Touchpad caught in wild with SIM slot on show [Video]

HP's webOS Touchpad tablet has escaped into the wild, flaunting its SIM card slot and frolicking with a first-gen iPad. Vietnamese site Tinhte scored the prototype, which hasn't yet been shown functioning, and dug around in its edge-mounted SIM reader.

Video demo after the cut

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HP sees “uncanny similarities” between Touchpad and PlayBook UI; RIM blames “optimization”

HP sees “uncanny similarities” between Touchpad and PlayBook UI; RIM blames “optimization”

Maybe it's the fast-approaching iPad 2 making them cranky, but HP and RIM have taken time out of their busy schedules for a little back-and-forth over tablet UI design and the settling point of inspiration. HP kicked things off, telling LaptopMag that "from what we've seen in the market, there are some uncanny similarities" between the webOS UI on the HP Touchpad and the QNX interface on the BlackBerry PlayBook.

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Palm Pre Plus webOS 2.1 update already up and running on French phone

Palm Pre Plus webOS 2.1 update already up and running on French phone

Well, that didn't take long. O2 Germany only began pushing out the webOS 2.1.0 update for Palm Pre Plus handsets a few hours ago - complete with the stern warning that it was for the German model and no other - and already a doctored version is up and running on other models. Olivier Charavel got webOS 2.1.0 on his French Pre Plus, and the best news is that it grants the smartphone with a new lease of life.

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