Why is HP bringing out their big Windows 8 tablet in January?

It’s easy to pick on a company when they’re down and despite some good moves in the last year by HP, they’re still down. With that said, what was behind the decision to launch their business-friendly Windows 8 tablet in January? Being that its primary audience will be the business world, Christmas may not be… Continue reading Why is HP bringing out their big Windows 8 tablet in January?

Does 275 webOS layoffs mark the end of HP tablets?

When Meg Whitman declared late last year that WebOS tablets would be made again in 2013, the concept was met with hope by developers. As a newly-released open source platform, webOS on tablets would allow faster advancements than what can be done strictly in-house, so it made sense that the company whose financial fortunes are… Continue reading Does 275 webOS layoffs mark the end of HP tablets?

What the Meg Whitman appointment really means to HP

There are certain qualities that a leader of a company can bring to the table. Leadership and decision making are often (but not always) crucial. Understanding of a product and the market they’re in is essential. And then there’s headlines… When Léo Apotheker was asked by HP to step down today to make room for… Continue reading What the Meg Whitman appointment really means to HP

Is HP double-dipping on an imminent Whitman announcement?

Meg Whitman’s name has always done well in business. Despite not becoming governor of California, her career with eBay and other tech firms (including being on the board at Hewlett-Packard) has nearly always been accompanied by success. In short, she’s tech-firm gold. It’s no surprise that Whitman is being considered to take the top spot… Continue reading Is HP double-dipping on an imminent Whitman announcement?

HP employees given chance to buy last batch of TouchPads

The end of a very short era at HP is around the corner as they announced internally that the employee purchase program surrounding the HP TouchPad opens up at 9:00 am Pacific on September 28th, giving them the opportunity to buy the 16GB version for $99.99 and the 32GB version for $149.99 while supplies last.… Continue reading HP employees given chance to buy last batch of TouchPads

HP’s failure is Microsoft’s win as 1000 webOS developers migrate

The vultures are circling the failed webOS-powered hardware victims, particularly the developers who have been making their money around building apps on the platform. Brandon Watson, the man responsible for apps and developers for Windows Phones, sent out a tweet on Friday to attract a response. The response has been huge. Currently, nearly 1000 webOS… Continue reading HP’s failure is Microsoft’s win as 1000 webOS developers migrate

HP Gets Comfy With New Reclining Touchscreen

Once upon a time, Steve Jobs said that Apple didn’t want to get into touchscreen desktop computing because it was unnatural to use a vertical touchscreen for extended periods of time, and that it ultimately led to fatigue. Of course, Steve typically knows his interaction design well enough that you don’t mess with him when… Continue reading HP Gets Comfy With New Reclining Touchscreen

The HP Slate: Anyone Want Half A Netbook For $800?

You hear the term ‘iPad Killer’ an awful lot, don’t you? Well, like, I guess you would if you read tech blogs with any regularity. If you’ve trickled all the way down to Techi, I’ll assume you do, and I’ll also assume ergo that you have, in fact, heard the term ‘iPad Killer’ an awful… Continue reading The HP Slate: Anyone Want Half A Netbook For $800?

Palm Pre Two On The Way

The Palm Pre, Palm’s  last ditch effort to overthrow the iPhone as king of mobile and bounce back to profitability is getting an upgrade. The Palm Pre 2 is the first real announcement from Palm since they were bought out by HP, so it’ll be interesting to see what if any influence HP has over… Continue reading Palm Pre Two On The Way