Year to date: HP top seller of tablets in U.S. after Apple

U.S. tablet sales, excluding iPad sales, reached 1.2 million units for the first ten months of 2011 according to a recent report from the NPD Group.

Surprisingly, HP, which released its WebOS powered Touchpad tablet in July and cancelled it in August, was the number one seller with a 17% market share or just over 200,000 units.

HP will hang on to its personal computer division

Hewlett-Packard said today that it has re-thought its previous decision to sell its Personal Systems Group (PSG) and has decided the unit will remain part of the company.

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 discontinues HP Touchpad and webOS handsets

Hewlett-Packard (HP) announced today that it plans to discontinue its webOS based tablets and wireless phones.

webOS is a proprietary mobile operating system running on the Linux kernel, initially developed by Palm, which was acquired by Hewlett-Packard in April 2010 for $1.2 billion.

Apple now the global leader in sales of mobile computers

Apple surpassed HP in worldwide sales of mobile computers in the second quarter of 2011 according to a recent report by Displaysearch.

The research company is reporting that shipments of Apple mobile computers surpassed 13.5 million units in the April to June timeframe, an increase of 136% over the same period of 2010.

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 Touchpad arrives in Canada on July 15th

Fives months after it was first announced at Hewlett-Packard’s webOS event in San Francisco, the HP Touchpad will go on sale in Canada, the United States and Europe.

The device joins a long line of me-too devices from Acer, Asus, LG, Motorola, RIM, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba, and many others which hopes to compete with the Apple iPad.

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.

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