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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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HP TouchPad webOS 3.0.2 hits tablet OTA

HP TouchPad webOS 3.0.2 hits tablet OTA

As expected, HP has begun pushing out its OTA TouchPad update, bringing webOS 3.0.2 to the 9.7-inch tablet. The new firmware boosts performance and reliability, HP claims, in addition to boosting attachment rendering speed in the email app and tweaking how punctuation is automatically added in when you type words like "can't."

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Update for HP TouchPad WebOS rolling out today

Update for HP TouchPad WebOS rolling out today

If you are a HP TouchPad owner that has been wondering where that WebOS update that was supposed to be here by the end of July, the wait might be over today. HP is supposedly set to start rolling out the update to all users. The tip that the update was starting the roll out today came via Twitter.

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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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Kindle app for HP TouchPad released

Kindle app for HP TouchPad released

Amazon has finally released the much-anticipated Kindle app for the HP TouchPad, allowing owners of the 9.7-inch webOS slate to access their existing ebook library as well as purchase new titles. Fresh to the App Catalog, the new beta is so new that Amazon doesn't even list it on its Kindle app page yet.

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HP Pre 3 Specs Boosted To 1.2Ghz Dual-Core Processor

HP Pre 3 Specs Boosted To 1.2Ghz Dual-Core Processor

HP's first flagship webOS smartphone, the Pre 3, which is oddly being released months after the HP Veer, is tipped to launch on July 21 on both Verizon and AT&T. That's only a week away, and now the company has updated their website to reveal a spec boost for the handset. This fuels rumors of a price bump and a possible delay until August.

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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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HP TouchPad Discounted On Amazon, Best Buy

HP TouchPad Discounted On Amazon, Best Buy

The HP TouchPad launched not more than two weeks ago and is already getting a price cut on Amazon and Best Buy. Although many folks like the WebOS 3.0 platform, it still needs work. Plus, the TouchPad hardware has been highly criticized in reviews. These factors in addition to the HP TouchPad 4G announcement may have spurred these price cuts.

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HP TouchPad 4G With Faster Processor Unveiled For AT&T

HP TouchPad 4G With Faster Processor Unveiled For AT&T

A recently leaked HP roadmap revealed that a new 4G version of the HP TouchPad would hit sometime in August. Well, the company has come forth and confirmed those rumors with an announcement today that there will indeed be an upcoming TouchPad 4G and it's heading to AT&T. But more surprisingly, it features a faster processor.

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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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