webOS

Verizon expects Windows Phone to overtake BlackBerry

Verizon expects Windows Phone to overtake BlackBerry

Despite the poor sales of Microsoft's Windows Phone devices, Verizon seems to have more confidence in the platform than RIM's BlackBerry. During the Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam expressed his opinion on which platform would emerge as the third major mobile operating system and he believed that Windows Phone would overtake BlackBerry.

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HP board considering to oust CEO Leo Apotheker

HP board considering to oust CEO Leo Apotheker

According to Bloomberg, HP's board is now mulling over whether to fire its CEO, Leo Apotheker, after barely 11 months in the position. Apotheker became HP's CEO in November of last year, following a scandal that saw the departure of former HP CEO Mark Hurd. Reportedly, the board is now considering former EBay CEO Meg Whitman as an interim replacement.

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HP TouchPad Android port gets 3D gaming support [Video]

HP TouchPad Android port gets 3D gaming support [Video]

Efforts to get Android running properly on the HP TouchPad continue, with both cores of the tablet's 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor now usable and hardware graphics acceleration supported. The handiwork of the Cyanogenmod team, the new video demo - which you can see after the cut - shows a modified TouchPad running various 3D games as well as playing 720p HD local video and HQ YouTube clips.

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Facebook should buy WebOS, says analyst

Facebook should buy WebOS, says analyst

It may sound absurd, but one Jeffries analyst, Peter Misek, has proposed in a research note that Facebook ought to purchase HP's jettisoned WebOS platform. Misek believes that none of the other potential buyers will likely place a bid and given Facebook's own trajectory towards media and communications, that the social network would be the best suitor.

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IDC: Tablets beat estimates, Android down, iOS up, Amazon’s tablet is actually an e-reader

IDC: Tablets beat estimates, Android down, iOS up, Amazon’s tablet is actually an e-reader

Research firm IDC released some interesting data this morning regarding tablet shipments for Q2 of 2011 as well as predictions for the second half of the year. Beating estimates, tablet shipments are now expected to reach 62.5 million in 2011, up from the original forecast of 53.5 million units. Apple's iPad 2 shipments continue to surge as Android slips and RIM enters. WebOS share will disappear by Q1 of 2011 and the much anticipated Amazon tablet is actually an e-reader.

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Qualcomm sidesteps webOS acquisition questions

Qualcomm sidesteps webOS acquisition questions

Qualcomm has become the latest company to be questioned around its webOS intentions, with CEO Paul Jacobs suggesting at IQ2011 this morning that the platform is "a little up in the air at the moment" but not denying any acquisition possibilities outright. Asked at the annual innovation showcase whether Qualcomm was interested in buying webOS from HP, which announced plans to axe development of smartphones and tablets like the Pre3 and TouchPad earlier this year, the CEO lamented the platform's fading star. "We do like the idea that webOS would continue" Jacobs admitted, "we put a lot of effort into that relationship."

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HTC “discussed internally” acquiring own Android alternative

HTC “discussed internally” acquiring own Android alternative

HTC is internally discussing the potential purchase of a mobile OS, though the company is at pains to point out that no decision on its software plans has been taken. "We have given it thought and we have discussed it internally" HTC chair Cher Wang said in an interview recently, Focus Taiwan reports, "but we will not do it on impulse." The company has previously been tipped as a potential suitor for webOS, though so far HP has insisted it has no intention to sell the platform.

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