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Devices Opinion

$199 for the Microsoft Surface? Now that would set the market alight…

Everyone and their dog has picked up the rumour-cum-possible-fact originally cited by Engadget that Microsoft will shortly offer their Surface (Windows RT version) for $199. The tech blogs are full of standard he-said, she-said commentary — obviously a $199 Surface would sell a lot better than a $999 Surface. However I think the deal is […]

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Applications Opinion

Microsoft hasn’t lost a moment capitalising on HP/WebOS

Pradeep over at wmpoweruser.com has published an email that is being sent out to the (apparent) legions of developers jumping ship from WebOS to Windows. The email is from Brandon Watson, top man at Microsoft’s Windows Phone developer relations. You have to hand it to Microsoft: They really do know what they’re doing when it […]

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Devices

HP Touchpad: The breakout success of the summer? Only at £89!

There’s always a market, it just depends on the price. Sometimes it’s free. Sometimes you need to pay folk. Other times you just need to adjust the price a little. It turns out that there is what us economists refer to as dramatic elasticity when it comes to tablets that aren’t named ‘iPad’. Whilst nobody […]

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HP Touchpad for £89? You better be really quick…

I am working on an opinion piece about HP and their Touchpad/WebOS strategy. Whilst that bubbles away in the back of my mind, I wanted to get this post up and out — Dixons in the UK are apparently going to shortly release HP Touchpads for sale at the much reduced price of £89 for […]

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Opinion

Why HP killed WebOS: “No apps, no sales”

I was going to write a big post on HP and WebOS. I was working away on a ‘What now for WebOS?’ post … until I caught the news that this, too, was dead. Here’s PC World’s overview: HP’s WebOS crashes under Apple, Android Pressure. Goodness me it’s been quite a week for big movements. […]

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Devices

HP’s TouchPad hits UK by mid-July starting at £399

Here’s the press release from the team at HP: BRACKNELL, United Kingdom, June 9th, 2011 – HP today announced that the Wi-Fi version of HP TouchPad will be available in the UK from mid-July. HP’s first webOS tablet will be available in the United States, France and Germany on July 1st , with availability scheduled […]

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News

HP, HTC, Nokia headlining at Qualcomm’s Uplinq event

Look at that list there. That tells you something about the ecosystem that Qualcomm has created in recent years. Uplinq is Qualcomm’s annual developer conference in San Diego and if my experience there last year was anything to go by, this year’s event (June 1st-2nd) is going to be fantastic. The keynote speakers themselves are […]

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Devices

HP’s WebOS: 100m+ devices this year? Time to look at their platform…

First, the background. I remember being really excited by the introduction of Palm’s all new WebOS and the Palm Pre. At the time, I remember rating WebOS slightly higher than the bog-standard first edition of iOS. I remember Palm being a forced to be reckoned with. I remember when the ultra-geeks I knew were seriously […]

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Devices News

HP’s new rock on the horizon – the Topaz

After the recent monstrosity that was the Slate, HP’s new attempt on the tablet market is the “Topaz”. The specs released recently (see this link) do not impress me to say the least, however there are certain interesting features. This device should have been released to the market yesterday, but instead it’s still in concept […]

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Devices Opinion

HP Slate 500: Yup, looks like I was right, it’s pretty limited

A little while ago, a small band of HP / Windows fanatics were less than impressed by my assertion that the HP Slate 500 looked to be pretty poor (Read: “HP’s Slate 500 looks an absolute nightmare“). I cited the ridiculous (yet highly professional) marketing video that demonstrated multi-touch display working really badly when displaying […]

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Devices

HP’s Slate 500 looks an absolute nightmare

Have you checked out HP’s all new Slate tablet device? The videos hit the web recently and I made a note to sit down and document my utter dismay. The ‘Slate 500’ is 8.9″ and it runs Windows 7. Let me just stop there. Oh dear. Dear me, dear me. That automatically means it will […]

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Printing comes to the iPhone

Those geniuses at Hewlett Packard unveiled today, in the run up to Christmas, a printing application for the iPhone. Available from the Apple App store, this widget, and let’s call it by the name everyone else standardises on apart from Apple, is around for the iPhone and iPod touch. Apparently it’s the first of its […]