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HP WebOS Open To Other Phone Makers, Even Appliance Makers

HP WebOS Open To Other Phone Makers, Even Appliance Makers

During today's D9 Conference, HP CEO Leo Apotheker revealed that the company had ambitious plans for its webOS platform. The company acquired webOS when it purchased Palm as part of its strategy to step into the mobile phones and tablets arena, but it sees itself partnering beyond the mobile space for distributing its webOS and is "open" to third-party phone makers.

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TouchPad will be “number one plus” tablet promises HP

TouchPad will be “number one plus” tablet promises HP

HP expects its tablet to be better than number one when it launches. I think the company may be setting its sights a little too high. HP says that it is calling the goal number one plus for the TouchPad tablet when it launches later this year. I guess an argument could be made with HP running away with the top spot in computer shipments, it is number one plus. The tablet market may prove to be a much harder nut to crack for HP though with the huge lead other firms like Apple have in the tablet realm.

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HP TouchPad 32GB To Hit Walmart For $599

HP TouchPad 32GB To Hit Walmart For $599

The HP TouchPad is set to launch sometime this summer, but so far HP's kept pretty quiet on the details. A leaked lineup sheet back in March revealed that the TouchPad may arrive sometime in June with prices that correspond to those of the iPad 2. Today, a leaked screenshot of a Walmart inventory page shows that its pricing remains the same and that various accessories will also be available.

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HP Veer in white breaks cover for AT&T

HP Veer in white breaks cover for AT&T

We have asked in the past if the market is too crowded for HP's Palm webOS to be successful. The answer to that question is still an unknown, but I think there is little room for webOS unless that software is tied with some very appealing hardware and the whole mess works very well together. From what I see, the hardware isn't that appealing in this device though. These are the first shots that have surfaced online of the Veer in white.

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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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