It’s been just over two weeks since HP announced plans to discontinue production of its webOS devices, and speculation over the future of the platform is still going strong. Just this week, Samsung CEO Choi Gee Sung put to rest rumorsof a webOS deal, and now two leaked missives from inside HP show plans to split the webOS global business unit in two. According to letters apparently from Todd Bradley and Shane Robison, webOS software will find a new home in the outfit’s Office of Strategy and Technology, while the hardware division will remain with the Personal Systems Group. One of [...]
The limited, final production run of the HP TouchPad tablet will not be arriving on UK shores, after the company revealed the last cut-price tablets will be North America-only.
There was excitement among many UK gadget fans, who initially missed out on an £89 WebOS tablet, when HP announced it would be producing one more batch of TouchPads before the year is out.
However the company confirmed they’ll be staying on the other side of the pond.
A HP spokesperson said: “A limited quantity of TouchPads will be available in the coming weeks in North America only. ”
The WordPress.org has released WordPress for WebOS which is compatible for devices running over WebOS 3.0.0 or later like HP TouchPad tablet.
WordPress for WebOS Highlights
Sliding panels make it easy to manage comments, drafts, posts, and pages. Tap any item to drill down further.
The visual editor enables you to format text, add links, and embed media into your posts and pages.
Works with both WordPress.com and self-hosted WordPress blogs.
The app notifies you of new pending comments.
WordPress Stats built in (requires Jetpack for self-hosted blogs).
WordPress mobile application for WebOS [...]
A few weeks ago, we told you about a foursquare application developer that discovered traces of webOS 2.0 in their application logs. While the information would have been very hard to fake, it would have been technically feasible due to the fact that foursquare’s API is open source. Today, PreCentral is reporting that a closed-source game titled Cloud Hopper has discovered traces of webOS 2.0 in their logs, along with a device that has a screen resolution of 640 x 960; the same resolution as the iPhone 4’s Retina display. Whether this device is a prototype of the fabled HP webOS tablet [...]
It’s hard not to feel a little robbed by HP’s Slate. It was supposed to be the tablet computer to answer Apple’s tablet toy, but turns out toys are pretty popular. Directly related or not, HP floundered in the wake of the iPad, but it’s back with the Slate once more.
Not all is as it was, however. HP is tapping freshly acquired Palm to provide a version of the company’s WebOS for use with the Slate, meaning no more Windows 7. That makes Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer’s first unveiling of the Slate back at the beginning of this year (pictured above) more than a little [...]
Recently HP bought webOS. As soon as that acquisition took place, there was a strong feeling among the IT community of HP rolling out a webOS powered tablet. Well that rumor might turn out to be true. An HP Insider has tipped the Examiner that the PC makers are indeed working on an webOS based Tablet.
HP folks have given their upcoming Tablet a cool code name in HP Hurricane. HP’s first webOS tablet could see daylight in the 3rd quarter of the current running year. The question which is important here is this – will the tablet able to create a hurricane like situation in the sales department [...]
According to Techcrunch report Hewlett-Packard has dropped plan to release HP Slate, Windows 7 based tablet and the reason explained behind this decision is the lack of touch capabilities of Windows 7.
First time, HP Slate was presented publicly by Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer at CES 2010 event which was held in January 2010 and it was expected to reach the market in summer 2010 but HP is not satisfied with Microsoft’s latest OS Windows 7 and also does not want to make their tablet Intel-based hardware so that is why company terminated Windows 7 Slate project.
According to some predictions [...]
Almost a month ago we argued on how we think that Palm’s future is dead. There have been a couple of talks over companies approaching to acquire palm and HP seems to have finally closed the deal.
In a press release on HP’s website, the company declared to have acquired Palm at $1.2 billion along with Palm’s flagship WebOS mobile operating system.
The combination of HP’s global scale and financial strength with Palm’s unparalleled webOS platform will enhance HP’s ability to participate more aggressively in the fast-growing, highly profitable smartphone and connected [...]
Just in time for the Pixi’s grand debut, webOS devices (that’s just Pixi and Pre) now have their first official Facebook app, joining the ranks of iPhone and Android… and we’re sad to report that it’s about as barebones as they can get.
It pulls from the raw live stream, seemingly unfiltered — even if you said “no” to Farmville updates on your main feed, they’ll show up here. Clicking a YouTube link brings you to the YouTube app, clicking links go to browser. You can update your status or upload a photo, but that’s about it. You can’t [...]