HP may bring back the TouchPad

Just two weeks after Hewlett Packard announced it would sell off its personal computer unit, shelve the webOS operating system and the HP Touchpad, the company appears to have had a change of heart.

HP slashes price of Touchpad tablet again

After less than a month on Canadian retail shelves, HP has been forced to slash the price of its tablet computer for the second time.

The HP TouchPad 16GB and 32GB Wi-Fi will now be available for $400 and $500 respectively, down from the originally announced $520 and $620.

HP unveils the TouchPad, an iPad competitor

At its webOS event in San Francisco today, Hewlett-Packard (HP) unveiled a new tablet computer called the TouchPad which, like the iPad will come in WiFi and 3G versions.

The new device, looking quite similar to the iPad, weighs in at 1.6 pounds and features a 9.7-inch 1,024 x 768 pixel capacitive multitouch display, virtual keyboard, and instant-on access just like the iPad.

Tablet computer sales expected to top 55 million in 2011

The number of tablet or slate computers sold worldwide this year is expected to increase by nearly 200% to 55.7 million units according to recent report from DisplaySearch.

The firm also predicts the slate PC share of the overall mobile PC market, which also includes notebooks and mini-notes, will rise to nearly 35%, or 172.4 million units, by 2014. The total shipments of the mobile PC market are expected to reach 503.8 million units by 2014.