HP lists a new 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet on its website

HP apparently has a new tablet that will be offered to the enterprise. The HP Pro Tablet 408 G1 is already listed on the company's website and HP is touting the 8-inch slate as an affordable device, providing "reliable business mobility." Sure, HP already has an 8-inch tablet with the HP Stream 8, but the Pro Tablet 408 G1 offers a better camera, more memory and supports the use of a digital pen...

Jan 01, 2015, 11:07 AM,  by Alan F.,  19 comments
Palm name returning to smartphones? Alcatel OneTouch rumored to have purchased brand from HP

You never know. You just never know. At CES 2009, Palm introduced the Palm Pre and it looked like the Apple iPhone finally had competition. Android was still a novelty, and webOS looked like an operating system that could captivate smartphone users. But something went awry for Palm between CES and the launch of the Pre. Whether it was the lack of apps for the phone, or just lousy marketing by Palm, the Pre never challenged the iPhone...

Dec 30, 2014, 10:20 PM,  by Alan F.,  12 comments
Microsoft donates 200 HP Stream 7 tablets and $2 million in software to youth related charities

Microsoft's General Manager of the New York district, Reid Downey, made an appearance on NBC's Today show Friday morning. Downey was making the appearance to announce that the tech titan was donating 200 HP Stream tablets and $2 million in software to youth related charities including some sponsored by NBC...

Dec 20, 2014, 3:26 AM,  by Alan F.,  15 comments
E-Label Act signed into law, our gadgets may now be spared of over-etched or over-stickered labeling

Wednesday, President Obama signed the E-Label Act. This will give electronics manufacturers the...

Nov 27, 2014, 12:31 AM,  by Maxwell R.,  5 comments
HP intros Slate 6 VoiceTab II, its latest tablet with phone capabilities

The Slate 6 VoiceTab II is either a small tablet, or a very large smartphone - HP probably wants it to be both...

Nov 26, 2014, 5:27 PM,  by Florin T.,  10 comments
HP officially kills off its webOS services

HP's attempt at a mobile OS began with the purchase of Palm – a startup, which was developing its own mobile-orinented Palm OS. The platform was then renamed to webOS and HP announced that it will become a universal OS to work across all of HP's smart devices. A few months later, the company launched 2 smartphones and a tablet, all powered by webOS – the HP Veer, HP Pre3, and the HP TouchPad.

Oct 16, 2014, 5:25 AM,  by Paul.K,  14 comments
HP to split into two companies

HP has been lacking anything resembling the “Midas” touch lately, particularly in mobile where the...

Oct 05, 2014, 8:46 PM,  by Maxwell R.,  16 comments
HP intros Stream 7 and Stream 8, the first one is the cheapest Windows tablet ever

Tired of seeing cheap Android tablets everywhere? Microsoft and HP will soon let you buy a Window 8.1 slate for only $99.99...

Sep 29, 2014, 7:42 PM,  by Florin T.,  19 comments

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HP to enter the smartwatch scene with a fancy timepiece

It seems that HP is about to enter the smartwatch scene, as well. However, the manufacturer is not looking to make yet another bland device that mainly keeps tech-heads happy, no no... HP has teamed up with fashion designer Michael Bastian to create a timepiece that fashionable people would actually like to be seen with. The watch will be circular, with a 44-millimeter stainless steel case, adorned by a multilayered finish. It will come with 3 swappable bands in different finishes – black rubber, brown leather, and olive green nylon. There will also be a "limited edition" version of the watch, which will reportedly be an all-black design.

Aug 01, 2014, 7:54 AM,  by Paul.K,  10 comments
In webOS news, HP settles lawsuit with R&B legend Chubby Checker over a specific app

Before HP shut the doors and sold everything to LG, a lawsuit had been filed against the company in...

Jul 28, 2014, 3:18 AM,  by Maxwell R.,  6 comments
HP's new tablets – rebranded Huawei models?

HP is rumored to unveil 3 new tablets, probably within the next few weeks. The trio consists of two 10-inchers and one smaller, 8-inch tab. They are to be named HP Slate 10 Plus, HP Slate 8 Plus, and just HP 10 Plus. Reportedly, they are made by Huawei and the two Slate models are very similar to a couple of offerings from Huawei's own line. Thus, we are probably looking at a rebranding and minor upgrade of the contractor's models.

Jul 22, 2014, 6:31 AM,  by Paul.K,  7 comments
HP's new Slate 7 VoiceTab Ultra and Slate 8 Plus seem to be rebranded Huawei tablets

It looks like it's easier for HP to just take already-made tablets and puts its logo on them, instead of designing new models...

Jul 10, 2014, 5:34 PM,  by Florin T.,  10 comments
featured Best smartphones and tablets made by American companies

While most of today's smartphones and tablets are made by manufacturers that are not based in the US, American companies still have products that they can be proud of...

Jul 04, 2014, 9:28 AM,  by Florin T.,  67 comments
DEAL 10 cheap tablets from companies you've acutally heard of

So, you're looking for a cheap tablet that doesn't come in a white, unlabeled box, eh? Well, the good news is that there are many cheap brand-name tablets to pick from. Here are 10 of them...

Jun 29, 2014, 6:03 AM,  by Nick T.,  22 comments
HP: We still can use the Beats Audio brand through 2015

The big story of the day on Wednesday was the announcement that everyone knew was coming, Apple's purchase of Beats Audio. Sure, Apple took a little trim off the top, and "only" $2.6 billion will be paid out right away. But it sounds like Dr. Dre learned his lesson about pissing off the powers that be in Cupertino. With all said and done, Apple got something they wanted, Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre lined their wallets, and the consumer got a quick price cut for Beats Music...

May 28, 2014, 10:20 PM,  by Alan F.,  5 comments
16,000 more employees at HP to be shown the door

HP has been able to stabilize its PC business which is a feat in this current day and age, but the rest of...

May 22, 2014, 10:40 PM,  by Maxwell R.,  14 comments
Ultra-cheap HP 7 Plus tablet launched in the US

The 7 Plus is HP's most affordable tablet ever. As you can imagine, this means that it doesn't offer high-end (or even mid-end) features...

May 20, 2014, 7:52 PM,  by Florin T.,  10 comments
Microsoft uploads a whole bunch of new videos promoting a number of tablets and ultrabooks

When you think about Windows, it is easy to get lost in just how many options there are when it comes...

May 16, 2014, 11:52 PM,  by Maxwell R.,  8 comments
HP Slate 7 Beats Special Edition pictured, might be released soon

The Slate 7 Beats Special Edition doesn't seem to be too different from HP's Slate 7 Extreme. Unlike the Extreme, though, the new tablet should run Android KitKat at launch...

Apr 28, 2014, 11:28 PM,  by Florin T.,  8 comments
HP SlateBook 14 leaks out: the first Android-based notebook

The first Android laptop is likely to become a reality very soon. Leaked images have just revealed the HP SlateBook 14, the first notebook that has surfaced so far running on Android only…

Apr 28, 2014, 9:58 AM,  by Victor H.,  41 comments
HP Slate 7 Beats Special Edition with Android 4.4 KitKat coming soon?

The Slate 7 Beats Special Edition hasn't been confirmed by HP, but details about it appeared at the Wi-Fi Alliance earlier this month. The new tablet might be introduced soon...

Apr 07, 2014, 4:01 PM,  by Florin T.,  2 comments
featured The world's most and least compact tablets relative to their screen size

For the past two weeks now, we've working diligently in order to provide you with a more sublime aspect of your mobile device's relative compactness: screen to size ratio. In an age of ever-growing smartphone displays, it makes perfect sense that consumers spend more and more attention to the level of efficiency of the design between devices with equal or very similar screen sizes. So, then, for example, we had Japanese Sharp's Aquos Xx 302Sh phone climb on top with the amazing 80.66% of its body consisting of nothing more than the display, while Apple's iPhone 5s last, with its display making up just 60.82% of its entire body. We then did the same for phablets...

Apr 07, 2014, 8:42 AM,  by Chris P.,  27 comments
HP's new phablets will both offer 5MP rear facing cameras and will launch in India

Earlier on Wednesday, we showed you pictures of the HP Slate 6 and Slate 7 Voice Tabs that we were tipped to. Obviously intended for emerging markets, we have since discovered some more news on the pair. For example, the devices will initially be launched in India later this year. This comes from Ron Coughlin, VP for HP's consumer PC business, who was interviewed by re/code...

Jan 15, 2014, 6:52 AM,  by Alan F.,  12 comments
HP said to be staging a comeback with affordable smartphones

Hewlett-Packard (HP) is staging a comeback with its own line of smartphones, but those devices are now said to be low-cost devices built with budget customers in mind…

Jan 13, 2014, 9:45 AM,  by Victor H.,  6 comments
Report: HP to introduce a $200 phablet-sized smartphone as soon as next week

Next week, we could see a new smartphone from one of the oldest names in technology. Sources inside HP have opened up to 9to5 Google and told them that as soon as next week, the Palo Alto based tech giant will be introducing a handset similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 phablet, for $200 unsubsidized. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 unsubsidized is close to $700...

Jan 11, 2014, 12:10 AM,  by Alan F.,  16 comments
HP soon to release phone capable Android tablets?

A published report on Monday reveals that HP could be closing in on the release of a couple of Android powered tablets. The 6inch and 7 inch slates would support phone calls and would be offered in developing markets like China and India. Considering where these devices might end up, HP cannot overprice this new slates. According to the report, the price of the tablet will be no more than $250 off-contract...

Dec 23, 2013, 11:33 PM,  by Alan F.,  6 comments
HP's new Android tablets are powered by Tegra, and priced to sell

HP has introduced three new Android tablets. The company didn't raise a big fuss about them, at least not yet, and has had the trio listed on its product page. The HP Slate7 Plus features a 7 inch screen and is powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 3. The tablet comes with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of native storage and is available in silver for $149.99. We should mention that Android 4.2.2 is pre-installed and that a 4000mAh cell keeps the lights on...

Dec 03, 2013, 4:04 AM,  by Alan F.,  11 comments
Microsoft unveils new line of Windows ads featuring “one experience for everything”

The holiday shopping season is ostensibly upon us, and that means our lists of who has been naughty...

Nov 22, 2013, 8:28 PM,  by Maxwell R.,  8 comments
HP Omni 10 looking promising: runs on Intel's latest quad-core Atom Z3770 and Windows 8.1 for $399

A new tablet has been sneakily outed by the lately slumbering HP, and it's actually good enough on paper to raise questions as to why it wasn't drummed up by the company...

Nov 11, 2013, 5:59 AM,  by Chris P.,  24 comments
HP Android tablet visits the FCC, SIM card slot present

From the looks of it, HP might soon announce a new tablet running Android. The device in question, labeled with a model number HSTNH-B15C, is now listed in the FCC's database, where a few bits of information are revealed. First and foremost, we seem to be dealing with a 10-inch slate here...

Oct 25, 2013, 9:53 AM,  by Nick T.,  5 comments
HP Spectre 13 x2 is the first fanless tablet with Haswell, runs Win 8 on the hush

The HP Spectre 13 x2 sports a detachable 13.3" Full HD display part, and an aluminum keyboard dock to go along with it. The processor and storage are in the tablet half, though, so you can just grab it and go, using the full power of Windows 8...

Sep 19, 2013, 9:41 AM,  by Daniel P.,  17 comments
HP fervently denies it is making a Windows Phone

A few days ago, we heard a rumor that HP could be getting back into the smartphone game, and that the company might be looking to Microsoft's platform to do so. However, the word directly from HP's public relations firm looks to make it quite clear that is not the case. The rumor may not be true, but it is certainly interesting how forceful HP is with its denial...

Sep 17, 2013, 12:31 AM,  by Michael H.,  6 comments
HP may be working on a Windows Phone handset

Last month, we heard that HP might planning a comeback to the mobile space with a Windows tablet that visited the FCC, but the plans may not stop there. A new rumor says that HP may be looking at getting into the extremely competitive smartphone market with a Windows Phone device. There had been scattered rumors about HP and Android, but those have faded over the recent months...

Sep 13, 2013, 7:43 PM,  by Michael H.,  3 comments
HP Omni10 appears at the FCC, probably a 10-inch Windows tablet

The HP Omni lineup consists of Windows-based all-in-one personal computers, but this newest member of the series appears to be a bit more compact. Okay, it is probably a lot more compact as it is a 10-inch tablet, as far as we can tell. It is known as the HP Omni10 and it has just been spotted over at the FCC...

Aug 23, 2013, 4:17 AM,  by Nick T.,  11 comments
Windows tablets gains are suffering at hands of OEMs producing more Android gear

While the PC market is contracting, a victim of the mobile sector’s success, particularly in tablets...

Aug 06, 2013, 7:28 PM,  by Maxwell R.,  21 comments
HP to release a $99 tablet for the back-to-school season

If rumors are to be trusted, HP is about to launch a $99 tablet for the upcoming back-to-school season, sources for DigiTimes claim. What's more, HP has allegedly gotten retail giant Wal-Mart as a partner in serving the demand...

Jul 25, 2013, 8:35 AM,  by Chris P.,  7 comments
Ray Ozzie and other Microsoft alumni join HP board

HP has not had a lot of news coming through on the mobile device side of things, although we did see a mysterious HP smartphone pop up earlier today. This bit of news may not bring HP back to relevance, but it seems like a step in the right direction at least. The company has added a few members its board, including Mr. Ray Ozzie, formerly of Microsoft...

Jul 15, 2013, 9:34 PM,  by Michael H.,  0 comments
featured exclusive Leaked render allegedly shows off mysterious new HP smartphone

A rendering of an HP branded smartphone came to our attention on Monday night from one of our sources.; what made this an interesting and timelyBack when this month was young, HP Senior Director Yam Su Yin was quoted as saying that the company was planning on returning to the smartphone business. The executive was quoted as saying that "HP has to be in the game"...

Jul 15, 2013, 7:35 PM,  by Alan F.,  33 comments
webOS users, be on the lookout for a very important and mandatory system update

For those that are still carrying on with what was arguably one of the best mobile operating systems to...

Jul 09, 2013, 12:20 AM,  by Maxwell R.,  5 comments
HP returning to smartphones with a unique experience?

In a published report on Monday, HP Senior Director Consumer PC and Media Tablets Asia Pacific Yam Su Yin said that the company is planning on returning to the smartphone industry, although a timetable was not mentioned; when it comes to smartphones, the executive said that, "HP has to be in the game"...

Jul 01, 2013, 7:10 AM,  by Alan F.,  14 comments
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