Announcing its re-entry into the mainstream tablet space, Hewlett-Packard (HP) on Sunday unveiled a new Android-based tablet called the Slate 7.
The Slate 7, which is the computer giant's first tablet release since the botched Touchpad tablet, runs Google's Android 4.1 OS and features a 7-inch screen that offers a resolution of 1024 by 600 pixels. The manufacturer claims that it performs well outdoors as well.
It comes equipped with a 1.6 GHz dual-core processor, 8 gigabytes of storage, a 3-megapixel photo snapper at its back and a VGA camera on its front for video chat.
In what apparently are the worst-ever quarterly loss figures in the over seven-decade history of Hewlett-Packard (HP), the bigwig tech company has reported a mammoth $8.9 billion - or $4.49 per share - loss for its fiscal third quarter.
With HP having reported net income of $1.9 billion, or 93 cents per share, during the same quarter last year, the company has attributed the massive net loss in the mentioned quarter to accounting write-downs from layoffs and the unproductive Electronic Data Systems' acquisition.
With the proposed Oracle-HP ruling by Judge James Kleinberg of the Santa Clara County Superior Court on Wednesday marking a "tremendous" win for HP in its legal scuffle to force Oracle to continue making software for HP's Itanium-based servers, analysts are of the opinion that the verdict highlights risks involved in partnerships between IT vendors.
According to a PCMag report, Hewlett-Packard (HP) has scrapped its plans for a Windows RT tablet powered by a Qualcomm-designed ARM processor; thus marking a deviation in its immediate plans to try a new-technology approach when it introduces its next-generation line of tablets.
As per the report, rather than working on a consumer-targeted Windows RT tablet, HP will chiefly focus on a business-centric slate which will run Microsoft's next-generation version of its Windows 8 operating system that has been optimized for Intel's x86-based chipsets.
In a Tuesday announcement, Hewlett-Packard (HP) revealed that it is coming up with six new desktop PCs which have been built around the 22-nanometer `Ivy Bridge' processors unveiled by chip giant Intel earlier this week.
According to the HP announcement, the six new HP desktops which will be powered by quad-core processors using Intel's third-generation Core architecture include: HP Omni 220qd; HP Omni 27qd; HP TouchSmart 520xt; HP Pavilion HPE h8t; HP Pavilion HPE h8xt; and HP Pavilion HPE h9t Phoenix.
At the HP Global Partner conference held in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Hewlett-Packard (HP) announced the most compact workstation thus far - the Z1 Workstation, which is the first all-in-one form factor computer incorporating workstation-class hardware.
To be available at a cost of US$1,899, the Z1 will come with workstation hardware including full-sized server-class processors, a graphics card as well as power supply covered in one single 27-inch LCD screen. In addition, the Z1 also boasts storage, RAM and Quadro (mobile) graphics.
Jon Rubenstein – the former Palm CEO and, most recently, Hewlett-Packard (HP)’s Senior VP for product innovation for the company’s Personal Systems Group – has left HP, where he had been working ever since the April 2010 acquisition of Palm.
It was in 2007 that Rubenstein joined Palm – after having earlier worked with Apple, where he played a substantial role in developing the original iPod – and took over the reins of the company as the CEO in 2009, soon after the release of Palm’s first handset powered by its new operating system called the webOS.
After having first disclosed that it intends making its now-defunct webOS smartphone platform an open-source project in December, Hewlett-Packard (HP) has recently announced that its webOS source code will most likely be made available under an open-source license by September 2012.
Revealing that the webOS platform and its accompanying developer tools will be released over time and not in one go, HP said that, between now and September, small portions will be made available every month.
During the course of a conference call with analysts on Thursday, Intel CEO Paul Otellini said that the demand for thin laptops – called Ultrabooks – will likely be so huge in the coming times that, by the end of 2012, nearly 40 percent of the laptops in the consumer notebook arena would be Ultrabooks.
A security flaw in the HP LaserJet printers has recently been demonstrated by the Columbia University researchers, who are of the opinion that the flaw can enable the hackers to take control of the printers remotely, over the Internet.
According to the researchers, the flaw – which apparently not limited to HP printers alone – can be exploited by the hackers for reprogramming the laser printers with custom firmware. As a result, hackers not only obtain full control of the hacked printers but can also keep heating the fuser of the printers continually till paper starts burning.
In a statement, HP has claimed: "The HP refund program is our way saying thank you for choosing HP webOS". The statement came consequent to its announcement, suggesting refund the dissimilarities among purchase price of its TouchPad tablet as well as Pre 3 smartphone. Further, the company also notified a significant decline in prices for its products.
In addition, the company sources have revealed that each and every user who bought the 16GB unit has qualified for the refund between its purchase price and the offer price of £89.
According to reports, Hewlett Packard, one of the chief mobile dealers recently claimed that soon they would be delivering upcoming update software for their Touchpad devices.
However, the Company officials further claimed that in order to make their Touchpad device’s functionality more innovative, the Company made the announcement.
Besides all these claims, the officials further declared that the ongoing enormous thorns in Touchpad commencement processes also forced them to offer several discounts for the device.
After the withdrawal of Hewlett-Packard as tablet computer manufacturer, its TouchPad has been selling as hotcakes for time being.
However, the abrupt sales have been an effect of the heavy discounting schemes carried out by the Company. Currys and PC World have been selling their stocks by around £89, however, the original RRP was £399.
HP's latest phone Pre 3 featuring its own Web-OS operating system would be soon launched in London on Orange. The phone would be available from 23 August for £394 in the market.
The news of its availability on Orange got publicized when the mobile operator Orange published a support page for the HP Pre 3 on its website.
The document gave customers a suspicion that fruity mobile-mongers will be flogging the Web-OS smart phone in the coming time.
However, different dates and prices have been coming in to limelight for the scheduled launch of the product.