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All posts tagged "TouchPad"

  • Logitech T650 Wireless Touchpad review: Windows 8 love

    It’s no secret that Windows 8 is an operating system that’s geared towards touchscreen devices. This means if you haven’t got a touch-enabled computer then you’ll miss out on quite a few features and shortcuts of Windows 8. Logitech’s T650 Wireless Rechargeable Touchpad is a solution to this, since it enables you to perform Windows 8 gestures no matter what your hardware is. Connecting it up to a PC is perfectly simple, and it comes with a Logitech Unifying USB dongle, which enables you to connect up to six compatible Logitech devices — such as the Logitech M600 Touch Mouse – to a single dongle....

  • HP open sources WebOS, may retry tablets in 2013

    HP has decided to make lemonade from the lemon it couldn’t sell for $500 (June 2011), then $490 (July), and then $99 (August). The fire-sales saw a pile of TouchPads sold, and HP even did another production run, which hit the stores last week and were pretty much sold out at time of writing. So a bunch of TouchPads in the market – and now with an Open Source operating system. In an internal email published on TechCrunch, HP chief exec Meg Whitman said the webOS platform will be released to the developer community (under which licence is not clear...

  • RIP HP Touchpad and WebOS

    HP has killed off all production and development of the Touchpad and its entire range of WebOS smartphones. The company announced the decision in a recent statement to the press. In the official press release, the company stated that it would: … discontinue operations for webOS devices, specifically the TouchPad and webOS phones. HP will continue to explore options to optimize the value of webOS software going forward. HP has decided to concentrate its efforts on creating software solutions for the business market, further distancing itself from the mass consumer market. Its US$10.24-billion purchase of Autonomy further cements...

  • HP slashes TouchPad prices

    Hewlett-Packard, in an attempt to steal the thunder from the iPad 2 has slashed the prices of its TouchPad tablet; the new price for the 16GB and 32GB versions are US$400 and US$500 respectively. These are both US$100 down from the original prices. The TouchPad makes a strong case for itself as it attempts to become a rival to the iPad 2 thanks to its ace-in-the-hole, native Flash support. This puts it in a stronger category in terms of browser functionality and accessibility to Flash-based applications such as Grooveshark. When released, the tablet received mixed reviews and was placed...

  • HP iPad-killer launches: A dollar short and a day late

    Hewlett-Packard rolled out its new TouchPad tablet computer on Friday, seeking to get a bit of the iPad tablet action and revive its slumping fortunes. Better late than never, eh HP? The TouchPad went on sale in major US retailers such as Best Buy and Walmart as well as on Amazon.com, HP said. It is expected to go on sale shortly in Britain, Ireland, France, Germany and Canada, and later this year it will become available in Italy, Spain, Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Singapore. Unlike the iPad, the TouchPad supports Adobe’s Flash video format. It runs the webOS operating...

  • HP’s TouchPad on sale in US on July 1

    Hewlett-Packard announced on Thursday that its rival to Apple’s hot-selling iPad, the HP TouchPad, will go on sale in the United States on July 1. The touchscreen tablet computer, which is powered by the webOS software platform bought from Palm, will be available in Britain, France, Ireland and Germany a few days later and in Canada in mid-July, HP said in a statement. The device will go on sale in Australia, Hong Kong, Italy, New Zealand, Singapore and Spain later this year, the Palo Alto, California-based HP said. No news on African and other Asian markets. HP said the version of the...