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

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    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...
  2. HP will hang on to its personal computer division

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    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. In a written statement released today, Meg Whitman, HP's new president and CEO said that "keeping PSG within HP is right for...
  3. HP may bring back the TouchPad

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    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. In an interview with Reuters , Todd Bradley head of HP's Personal Systems Group, has told the...
  4. HP discontinues HP Touchpad and webOS handsets

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    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. In...
  5. Apple now the global leader in sales of mobile computers

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    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...
  6. HP slashes price of Touchpad tablet again

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    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 says the price...
  7. HP Touchpad arrives in Canada on July 15th

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    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...
  8. HP unveils the TouchPad, an iPad competitor

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    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...
  9. HP to stop selling Windows Home Server

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    In a corporate blog posting, Microsoft has confirmed that HP is retiring their MediaSmart Server line, which includes Windows Home Server. HP have told Microsoft that they do not plan to provide a platform for Windows Home Server (WHS) code named “Vail”. Microsoft claims the decision by HP...
  10. HP unveils WebOS 2.0 and Palm Pre 2 Smartphone

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    Hewlett-Packard (HP) today announced webOS 2, the latest version of Palm's mobile operating system and the Palm Pre 2 Smartphone. HP, which bought Palm earlier this year for $1.2 billion, said the Palm Pre 2 will be the first device to run webOS 2.0. The Pre 2 will go on-sale in France at the...
  11. Worldwide PC sales top 88 million in third quarter

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    Worldwide shipments of personal computers topped 88.3 million units in the third quarter of 2010, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. Although sales were up 7.6 percent from the third quarter of 2009, the percentage increase was significantly less than the research firm's earlier...
  12. HP introduces Web Connected printers

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    Hewlett Packard has unveiled its new ePrint platform which will allow users to print from any e-mail enabled device located anywhere in the world to an HP ePrinter or public ePrint locations. HP's first ePrinter, the HP Photosmart e-All-in-One, goes on sale this month, with two more ePrinters...
  13. HP expands recall of laptop computer batteries

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    HP in association with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today announced an expanded recall of 54,000 laptop computer batteries which pose a potential fire and burn hazard to consumers. The recalled lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, sold between August 2007 and July 2008, are in...
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