August 30th, 2011

Potential HP Spinoff Leads to Mixed Messages

The announcement that Hewlett Packard intends to spinoff their Personal Systems Group has lead to mixed messages emerging from the corporate community. Tom Bradley, the current VP of HP’s Personal Systems Group, told Reuters in an interview that he expects HP’s PC arm to remain the largest in the world post spin-off and this play [...]

August 23rd, 2011

Samsung Reportedly in Talks to Purchase HP’s PC Division

Hewlett-Packard announced last week in an earnings call it was interested in spinning off its Personal Systems Group. No buyers emerged in the immediate aftermath until today, when Taiwanese news site Digitimes reported that Samsung is possibly interested in purchasing the division. Digitimes says that Samsung has been in contact with Taiwanese notebook makers Quanta [...]

August 22nd, 2011

HP Says That webOS Not Quite Dead Yet

After announcing that the end was nigh for the TouchPad, and killing off the rest of its webOS hardware division last week, HP said Monday that the mobile operating system is not dead quite yet. In an interview with AllThingsD’s Ina Friend, Stephen DeWitt, the HP exec in change of webOS, said that “We will [...]

August 18th, 2011

Updated: HP to Ditch the PC Business

Updated 3PM Pacific Time. Hewlett Packard announced Thursday in an earning call that they are planning on exiting the PC market and scrapping the recently acquired webOS smartphone and tablet business in order to focus on enterprise level software and services. In 2005 I.B.M conducted a similar play as to what HP is planning, spinning [...]

June 10th, 2011

HP Touchpad Launching July 1

On Thursday June 9, HP announced that their new tablet, the HP TouchPad, will be released on July 1. The Canadian release date of the device is not yet confirmed, with HP only stating that it will be available here in “mid July”. The HP TouchPad is powered by webOS, which HP acquired from Palm [...]

June 2nd, 2011

webOS Powered HP Touchpad Makes an Appearence at Computex

HP has been aggressively promoting their webOS operating system, a competitor to Google’s Chrome OS/Android and the tablet version of Windows 8, so it was rather expected it would have a “surprise” appearance on their new tablet at Computex in Taipei. Originally, webOS began as the successor to Palm OS and was demonstrated by Palm [...]