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Seeing other people: HP sells patent remains of Palm, iPAQ, and Bitfone to Qualcomm

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Qualcomm has just announced that the company will be acquiring 1400 patents from HP’s smartphone business. While this sale bundles together everything mobile from HP, including iPAQ and Bitfone intellectual property, the most notable inclusion is the patent portfolio associated with the now long-gone Palm, the company behind webOS. The sale includes 1400 patents from the United States, including patent applications, as well as 1000 international patents and patent applications. […]

What better way to test Twitter’s new video service than with a 12-second HP Veer hands-on?

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I know there have been a number of weird headlines over the years, and this post may be heading to that list, but bear with me. I just got my HP Veer delivered from California in the US to Australia and instead of doing something normal with Twitter’s new Instagram-Snapchat-video mashup, called Vine, I unboxed the HP Veer. And let me just say this: I actually like Vine and the […]

HP launches new ENVY Ultrabook/Sleekbook range – prices start US$699

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HP has also announced the new HP ENVY Ultrabook and HP ENVY Sleekbook – both models coming in 14-inch and 15.6-inch display sizes. Both include the latest Core processors and offer high battery life of eight or nine hours, and again bring thinness with these laptops reportedly being only 19.8mm thin. These new ultrabooks also feature Beats Audio, dual speaks and a subwoofer. It also features an Intel Core processor, […]

HP updates Ultrabooks with ENVY Spectre XT – promises extraordinary design, performance

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HP has announced some new updates to its ENVY ultrabook lineup, with a new addition called the ENVY Spectre XT. It promises to combine extraordinary design and, since it is an ultrabook, thinness without sacrificing on performance – being powered by latest Intel Core processors and Beats Audio support. It also features a 13.3-inch display, 256GB solid state drive hard drive and a “full array of ports” that include HDMI […]

HP ENVY 14 Spectre Ultrabook comes to Australia – end of Feb, $1899

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Shown off at CES 2012, HP’s ENVY 14 Spectre Ultrabook has a release date in Australia. The laptop, touted as merging a stunning glass design and performance, is expected to hit stores at the end of the month with a hefty price tag of $1899. The chassis has been designed with a lightweight and scratch-resistant glass – “midnight black” on the outside and “silver” glass on tie inside. The internals […]

Open webOS announced by HP with September release date

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In December 2011 HP announced that webOS, the OS featured on their failed HP TouchPad and HP Veer and Pre3, would be open sourced. Well today HP has revealed a timeline of when developers and people who want the OS will be able to get their hands on it. By September, HP expects the entire project to be finished. Meanwhile, Enyo, a webOS application framework that made its debut with […]

HP Envy Spectre Ultrabook teaser video leaks

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HP’s new unannounced Ultrabook looks like it has been leaked, with Engadget recieving an official-looking teaser for a HP Ultrabook, called the HP Spectre, from a trusted source at HP. Their source didn’t leave many details around, apart from saying that an official portal will be online tomorrow. Strangely, the device in the video doesn’t have keyboard, so hopefully tomorrow brings clearer news and possibly an explanation. All we can […]

OPINION: Rest in Peace, WebOS (and a big f**k you to HP)

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The HP Touchpad – the product that killed webOS (Image: HP) With the news of webOS being open sourced on Sunday, let me tell you that, in my opinion and as a previously firm supporter of webOS, the platform is dead. And it cannot be revived no matter how hard HP tries either. Their damage to the platform and devices has been done and cannot be repaired until some amazing […]

webOS is officially in the process of being open sourced by HP

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It seems like forever┬ábut HP has finally decided the fate of webOS and the internet is blowing up with mixed reactions of the deal. The company, which only bought Palm and with it webOS in April 2010, has already thrown it into the too hard pile, even after spending US$1.2 billion on the acquisition. Instead of continuing to focus on webOS, HP has today announced plans to give it back […]

HP tops Samsung in not-the-iPad tablet race

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Your number two tablet – the HP TouchPad (Image: HP) Yes, turns out HP is the new second-place winner in the tablet market, beating Samsiung with a small margin. This is according to a new NPD report for US non-iPad tablets sales between January and October, which saw 1.2 million non-iPad tablets sold. HP managed to capture 17 percent of the market, according to NPD’s report. You can attribute HP’s […]

RUMOUR MILL: HP holding “all-hands” meeting tonight, finally decide the fate of webOS [update]

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UPDATE: Rumours are intensifying after Meg Whitman, current CEO of HP, told a room of HP and Palm employees that a final decision to continue or not continue to support the fledgling webOS will come in three to four weeks. She says that “It’s really important to me to make the right decision, not the fast decision” and that if HP does decide to keep the platform it will “do […]

Reuters: HP could be about to sell webOS for “hundreds of millions of dollars”

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Remember when HP bought Palm in 2010? And remember when HP killed webOS little over a year later in August? Ah, good times. Well, it turns out that HP is looking to close the chapter that is Palm and webOS for good, with a report from Reuters saying that they are looking to sell the webOS unit for “hundreds of millions of dollars,” which isn’t surprising given the recent events. […]

Report: Amazon forefront to buy Palm from HP

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Amazon appears to be the front-runner amongst a number of companies that are in talks with HP over buying Palm and it struggling webOS business, after acquiring the company in April 2010, according to a report published last night. According to VentureBeat, quoting “a well-placed source”, HP is looking to dump both Palm and webOS as soon as possible, which is a big backflip from its commitment to the webOS […]

HP new CEO could shelve plans of PC spinoff – Palm might have a chance

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Palm's hardware and software is on life support (Image: Palm) A rumour is now circulating that HP could now cancel its planned PC spin-off after former eBay CEO Meg Whitman has now been announced as the new CEO of the company. This could also mean that Palm has a chance to continue to live on, if Whitman doesn’t decide to spin or axe webOS’ hardware division. According to Digitimes, the […]

HP axes 500 jobs with webOS division shutdown

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Not a good sign for the US economy, but nevertheless HP has decided to add more people to the number of the unemployed. The company will axe as many as 525 jobs from the webOS division, following plans of its shutdown. Sources talking to AllThingsD said layoffs are beginning this week. HP has confirmed that it has been axing jobs, but have not confirmed the numbers, saying in a statement […]


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