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HTC to buy WebOS?

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HTC has said that it is considering buying a mobile operating system. HTC have noted that the company has discussed this internally but will not act “on impulse”. Now that HP’s WebOS device production has been discontinued, HP have been seeking licensees to purchase the OS and use it on their own hardware. It is speculated that HTC and Samsung are concerned about Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility and may wish […]

Samsung CEO: We will “never” buy WebOS

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Well, Samsung is out. The CEO, Choi Gee Sung, has said while attending the IFA electronics expo that the company is not looking to purchase the WebOS system from HP, despite speculation that they were looking to boost its software assets. “It’s not right that acquiring an operating system is becoming a fashion,” he told Bloomberg in Berlin. HP axed all of the WebOS products that it had, and is […]

HP to make one more batch of TouchPad, possibly revive chances for webOS

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It's about to get a second life. (HP TouchPad/supplied) WebOS may continue to be with HP, with the company announcing plans to make one more batch of its now-successful TouchPad after the firesale in order to appease demand for the tablet that was supposed to be killed off. According to Reuters, the company was “pleasantly surprised” by the demand generated by the firesale. Yes, because you too would be surprised […]

Report: WebOS team hated TouchPad, WebOS ran twice as fast on iPad

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The product that killed the operating system. (HP TouchPad/supplied) Two reports have emerged just recently that the team inside HP that was responsible for the WebOS hated the two HP devices, the Veer and the TouchPad, and even went as far as testing the OS on the rival iPad 2 to compare it. It ran twice as fast. Yes, you have read that correctly. According to The Next Web, the […]

HP just killed the TouchPad and other webOS phones

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It’s been just 16 months since HP acquired Palm and this morning HP has announced that they will “discontinue operations for webOS devices.” After releasing the Veer and TouchPad, HP has determined that the devices have “not met internal milestones and financial targets.” And while this isn’t the death of webOS, with the company saying that they will “continue to explore options to optimize the value of webOS software going […]

HP webOS now led by Stephen DeWitt, Jon Rubinstein takes charge of ‘product innovation’

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Jon Rubinstein with the original Palm Pre HP has today announced that, just eleven days after the anniversary of their purchase of Palm, they will be giving Stephen DeWitt the task of leading HP’s webOS global business unit. Previous head Jon Rubinstein will now take over as Senior Vice President of Global Innovation for HP’s Personal Systems Group (lovely name HP). Whether this was a long time in the making […]

Palm announces HP TouchPad

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Also announced at HP/Palm’s webOS event was an exciting new tablet tablet. Called the TouchPad, Palm has included their webOS, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR, 16GB or 32GB of inbuilt storage, 1GB RAM (2X the Pre 2), a Gyroscope, accelerometer and compass and finally a Dual Core 1.2GHz processor. The UI is the same as the regular webOS UI, with cards, but is scaled to the big screen extremely […]

New HP Pre phones announced in San Fransisco

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Image Source: At an event in San Fransisco, HP (and Palm) have announced 2 new phones, the Veer and Pre 3. The HP Veer is powered by Palm’s webOS. It has HSPA+, 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth 2.1, 8GB of inbuilt storage, an Accelerometer, proximity and light sensor and a Snapdragon 7230/800MHz CPU. The Veer is tiny when shut (it’s a slider) and Palm/HP compared it’s size to a credit card, […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 29: New Blood Required

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While James and Stewart are out, we get Tom Wood – a former host of a former TECHGEEK Podcast incarnation – to help us dissect the news that Playboy is going to the iPad uncensored, the University of Sydney having a privacy headache and Steve Jobs has gone on medical leave – again. Tom Wood, who also happens to be a known advocate of cyber-bullying prevention, also finds himself doing […]

HP’s CES 2011 Laptop and PC Announcements

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HP Pavilion dm1-3010nr (Image: HP/Verizon) While we covered the HP Pavilion dm1 already in a separate post, the company has released plenty of other laptops that should get some mention at CES. PAVILION DM1-3010NR & COMPAQ CQ10-688NR While having names that are very unpronounceable, the company is touting these two computers as the first notebook PCs to be on Verizon’s 4G LTE network. The Pavilion dm1-3010nr will be less than […]

HP combines notebook features with netbook size with Pavilion dm1

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HP has brought a brand new notebook that promises to combine the performance of a standard notebook with the size and mobility of the netbook. Called the Pavilion dm1, it is less than 1-inch thick and features an 11.6-inch display. It also features an AMD processor and the latest VISION technology that has DirectX 11 graphics processing unit within the main processor. It also has 10.75 hours of battery life, […]

TECHGEEK Podcast 11: Testing 1, 2, 3…

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As you may of heard, we had to delay the podcast because of our busy schedules, but doesn’t mean we have given it the axe. And yes, you will be hearing a lot of the word Bing. We’re not getting sponsored by them (hopefully we do), but yeah – hate it, blame it on Tom. As well, turns out, Tom doesn’t concentrate during a Sunday, and Terence really doesn’t like […]

Rumour Mill: Is Ballmer going to appear at WWDC?

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Let’s end the day with a rumour that may cause some anguish in the Apple community. Steve Ballmer is rumoured to be making a cameo at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) – Apple’s biggest event that it holds every year for developers? According to Trip Chowdhry, an analyst with Global Equities Research, who said that he will make an appearance on the opening keynote held on June 7. The topic? […]

Google prepares to make iPad rival?

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Google is said to be preparing to make a rival to the Apple iPad, with a rumoured Android-powered tablet, according to the New York Times. According to the paper, Eric Schmidt confirmed the existence of the device to friends at a recent part in Los Angeles; along with some experimenting with a few publishers to find a way to deliver books and magazines – similar to what the iPad does […]

TG Podcast: Ep. 1 – We’re Back…

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And we’re back with something new. Thanks to Stewart, we are getting back into the podcast game, though we are going to do this monthly. Yeah, I know, a monthly podcast. Basically that would mean that we would basically catch you up with an entire month’s worth of news in a 30 or so minute show, and thanks to Stewart’s wonderful (or infamous) editing skills, we did just that. The […]

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