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Report: Hewlett-Packard Company (HPQ) Wants To Sell Mobile Patents

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Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) is known as one of the largest PC makers in the world that attempted to get into the smartphone market a couple years ago by acquiring Palm in April 2010.  HP’s integration of Palm’s webOS was not very successful so they sold the technology to LG at a major loss.
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Open webOS Gets Ported Over To The Google Nexus 7

In April 2010, HP acquired Palm for $1.2 billion.   About a year later, HP was forced to write off $1.66 billion to wind down the webOS business.  In between that time, HP attempted to build smartphones and tablets using Palm’s webOS software.  The market was not receptive to the HP-Palm products so HP decided to make webOS open source.  One year later, the webOS community has created Open webOS.  It turns out that Open webOS has been successfully ported over to the Google Nexus 7 tablet.  The porting was done by Open webOS developer Simon “morphis” Busch.

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HP’s Meg Whitman Deciding On Final WebOS Decision Today


According to PreCentral, Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) CEO Meg Whitman will be calling an all-hands meeting later today to make a final decision on webOS. There are only about four possible scenarios coming out of this meeting: a.) webOS will be killed off b.) They will keep webOS and focus more on mobile development c.) Try to find another buy for Palm / webOS d.) Postpone the decision again. My guess is that HP spent so much time, energy, and money investing in webOS that they will not just kill it off. My best guess is that they will keep it, but may not focus as much on using webOS technology as they have in the past with the development of the TouchPad. I have a feeling that they will just keep it on the back-burner given that the company’s core business is still PC manufacturing and enterprise IT. [PreCentral]

HP Forced To Write Off $1.66 Billion To Wind Down webOS Business


When Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) acquired Palm in April 2010, the company said that they are planning to “double down” on the webOS operating system. Now that is proving to be a very costly mistake.
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HP Announces 32GB HP TouchPad Can Be Bought For $150 Through Developer Device Program

Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) has announced that developers in the U.S., Canada, and Europe will have a chance to buy a 32GB HP TouchPad for $150 or €150 in Europe for a limited time and while supplies last. It is unknown how many TouchPads are available for sale, but HP is allowing applicants to request up to two TouchPads at the discounted price. Anyone who is interested would have to apply by November 18th. If they receive an acceptance, then the coupon will have to be redeemed before November 27th. Visit the Palm Device Developer program website for more details. [Engadget]

HP Is Keeping Its PC Division, But Will Stop webOS


Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) CEO Leo Apotheker was replaced by Meg Whitman last month. One of the reasons why Apotheker resigned was because investors thought he was crazy for considering to spin off the company’s PC division. The board of directors at Hewlett Packard including Whitman has decided that they will be keeping their PC division.
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HP webOS 3.0 Gets Leaked, Many Improvements Spotted [VIDEO]


PreCentral.com bloggers has received an unreleased copy of webOS 3.0 and they recorded a video of it in action. The Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) webOS 3.0 mobile operating system has several new features from the previous version. webOS 3.0 will be used on new HP Pre smartphones and the TouchPad tablet. Some of the new features include:
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HP Announces TouchPad Tablet, Veer Smartphone, and Pre 3


Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) has made some major product announcements today. They announced a new tablet called the TouchPad, a new webOS phone called the Veer, and the Pre 3:
The TouchPad is a 9.7-inch screen with a front 1.3 megapixel camera. It has 16 and 32GB models and runs on a 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor. The resolution is 1024×768. The TouchPad supports multi-tasking, Adobe Flash, Quickoffice, Google Docs, Dropbox, Box.net, and HP Wireless Printer support.
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