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HP “Bender” Android phone shows up on benchmarks

by: Bams SadewoSeptember 15, 2012
Barely a day after HP CEO Meg Whitman hinted in a TV interview that they haven’t given up on their smartphone ambition, up popped a purported HP phone on the benchmark scene, bearing the name "Bender." And what a surprise it was to see that the HP Bender runs Android OS.
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How likely is an Android phone from HP?

by: Kristofer WoukSeptember 14, 2012
In an interview with Fox Business yesterday, HP CEO Meg Whitman said that "we have to ultimately offer a smartphone." So we know that HP has a smartphone on the way, but the question is: what is going to power it? Is it even possible that it could be Android?
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Can we expect Apple to sue HP now?

by: Simon HillSeptember 11, 2012
Does the new Spectre One remind you of anything? Take a look at the brushed aluminum, the keyboard, the trackpad, the form factor. It does look a wee bit like an iMac doesn’t it? Did HP see the news about the Samsung vs Apple trial? You have to wonder.
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How Wireless Charging Works

by: Shea HarrisMay 22, 2012

If you’re like me, you find having to plug in your phone to charge it quite annoying. After all, we now live in a wireless world. What could be more cumbersome than having your phone plugged into the wall half the day?

Wireless charging isn’t new, for example Palm (R.I.P) and HP made their Touchstone wireless charging system available for their webOS devices. It just hasn’t quite caught yet, but we’ll get into the reason for that later. The good news is that wireless charging looks like it may soon become more main stream, and one sign of this is that the much-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S3 is expected to have a wireless charging option.

Inductive Charging Explained

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Best Buy to Sell 32-gig HP TouchPads for US$150 on One Condition

by: Conan HughesOctober 31, 2011

HP’s discontinued TouchPad tablet resurfaces once more from its grave as Best Buy is about to sell 32-GB versions for US$150. There’s a catch, though: you need to buy a new computer with it.

Online purchases begin on November 1, whereas retail stores will offer the deal three days later on November 4.

Anyone who buys an HP or Compaq computer–desktop, laptop, or all-in-one–will be eligible to buy the 32-GB  HP TouchPad at the marked-down price. If you’re looking for the 16-GB model that costs US$99, you’re out of luck. Netbook purchases are also excluded from the promotion.  Best Buy broke the news in a press release to Reuters.

The TouchPad’s [...]

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Touchdroid Breaks Ground, HP TouchPad with Android Now Responds to Ten-finger Input

by: Elmer MontejoSeptember 7, 2011

We saw it coming. We just didn’t expect it to be this quick. The Touchdroid team has now made touchscreen input work on the HP TouchPad with Android running on the device.

The Touchdroid team announced the news on Twitter just a few hours ago and even uploaded a video demonstrating the functional touchscreen.  This, despite having gone through issues concerning misuse of funds and misrepresentation of the team.

Getting the Android-running HP TouchPad’s screen to respond to finger input has been one of the basic hurdles that Touchdroid and other similar teams of developers have been working on. The Touchdroid team, as well as the CyanogenMod team, [...]

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Why You’d Want to Buy an HP TouchPad When the Next Batch Arrives

by: Elmer MontejoSeptember 2, 2011

To me, it was the ridiculously low fire sale price and the potential for running Android that made the HP TouchPad gain back a heartbeat after its maker pronounced it dead.

Within just hours after HP announced the lower prices for a product it no longer wishes to continue producing, retailers selling the device ran out of stock quickly. Even HP’s own online store and its company-owned outlets quickly ran out of units.

Thousands of queuing customers didn’t get their hands on the HP TouchPad. They simply fell in line too late. And, right now, a lot of them are enraged by disappointment, bitterness, and envy towards those who were able to [...]

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1 Million More HP TouchPad Units Coming Before November

by: Carl ParkerSeptember 1, 2011

HP has announced its plan to produce one more batch of HP TouchPad tablets, due to reach store shelves before October 31.  Industry sources say HP might produce 500,000 to 1 million more units.

HP recently decided to kill the HP TouchPad and clear out the remaining units in warehouses through an absurdly marked-down price sale.  That did the trick, and stocks were cleared very quickly.  The HP TouchPad suddenly earned a great demand–thanks to the drastic price cut.

Analyst Shaw Wu told AppleInsider that HP’s decision is both “surprising and confusing.”

Despite the high demand that the lowering of prices has created for the HP TouchPad, sources [...]

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TouchDroid Project Putting Android on HP TouchPad to Go On Despite Hitting Bumps

by: Carl ParkerAugust 30, 2011

The TouchDroid project, which was supposed to produce a port of Android that can replace the webOS operating system on the HP TouchPad, is currently going through a bumpy ride.

Yahoo! News reports that a member of the team working on the TouchDroid project has allegedly misused funds donated to the project and has allegedly misrepresented the group.

Thomas Sohmers, the project’s leader, told media that a member of his team used project funds to buy HP TouchPad units and resold the units for profit. The same team member also allegedly removed TouchDroid’s Twitter account and deleted files that are crucial to the project.

The said team member [...]

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Should Samsung or Google Buy webOS?

by: LucianAugust 29, 2011

According to a report from Digitimes, Samsung is considering buying webOS from HP. Some people think that this is because of Google buying Motorola, and while this may be true to some extent, Samsung have been weighing their options for a while now.

They made the Bada OS as a back-up to Android, which is not doing too bad right now, out-selling WP7, but I’m sure they’d like it to be a lot more successful than it is. However, it’s very hard to beat Android’s momentum right now. Even Microsoft is having a hard time doing that with WP7.

And speaking of which, Samsung thought that WP7 would be their real alternative to Android, and even [...]

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