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QuickOffice brings editing to TouchPad despite discontinuation

Good news for workaholic TouchPad users today, as QuickOffice confirmed it had added editing capabilities to its WebOS app. The app, which came pre-installed on HP’s now discontinued TouchPad tablet has until now been read-only, meaning users can see, but not make changes to their documents.

Analyst Angle: Get set for stronger OS oligopoly

With the recent HP shut-down of the WebOS and Palm divisions, it's becoming increasingly clear that to succeed in the mobile device market, an OS needs to have significant device, developer, and customer traction. And without one, you can't get the other two. Consider...

Who will buy HP's WebOS? A look at the main contenders

Human beings love a good wager. We’ll put money on just about anything that looks like it has half a chance of pulling through. Ever the optimists, we lovingly put our hard earned cash on the horses, the dogs, the football, and even teen...

Who will buy HP’s WebOS? A look at the main contenders

Human beings love a good wager. We’ll put money on just about anything that looks like it has half a chance of pulling through. Ever the optimists, we lovingly put our hard earned cash on the horses, the dogs, the football, and even teen...

Saving an extinct species – How I rescued an HP TouchPad

I have a confession to make, I’m a history buff. I’m a sucker for historical novels, love a good period drama and, probably most importantly, I read history when I was at university. So it’s really no surprise that as soon as the HP TouchPad made the transition from current product to relic of the digital past, I absolutely had to run out and buy one. Oh, yeah, that and the $100 price tag, which you’d have to be a dodo to ignore.

Hewlett-Packard WebOS Software Bought With Palm ‘Not Dead,’ DeWitt Says

Bloomberg | August 19, 2011 | Douglas MacMillan and Aaron Ricadela Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) plans to keep supporting and updating the WebOS software it acquired in the $1.2 billion Palm Inc. acquisition, Senior Vice President Stephen DeWitt said in an interview. ..... Read full article here Bloomberg

WebOS news puts Google in catbird seat

Hewlett-Packard Co.'s (HPQ) decision to stop making hardware for its webOS platform on the heels of Google Inc.'s (GOOG) proposed acquisition of Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. (MMI) gives Google yet another advantage in the operating system wars. While HTC Corp. (HTCXF) and Samsung Electronics...

Worst of the Week: Crazy from the heat

Hello! And welcome to our Friday column, Worst of the Week. There's a lot of nutty stuff that goes on in this industry, so this column is a chance for us at RCRWireless.com to rant and rave about whatever rubs us the wrong way....

HP pulls the plug on webOS hardware, puts PC business on notice

Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) came out with news on rapid fire today. The company killed its webOS device business, leaving the webOS software destined for an anticlimactic end, and announced that its PC business might be separated into another company or spun off in another...

HP pulls the plug on webOS hardware, puts PC business on notice

Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) came out with news on rapid fire today. The company killed its webOS device business, leaving the webOS software destined for an anticlimactic end, and announced that its PC business might be separated into another company or spun off in another...

HP drops a bomb on Palm and webOS

Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) just dropped a bombshell — Palm and webOS are effectively dead. The company just announced that it will stop selling devices based on the webOS platform it acquired from Palm less than 16 months ago for $1.2 billion. In addition to preliminary...

HP drops a bomb on Palm and webOS

Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) just dropped a bombshell — Palm and webOS are effectively dead. The company just announced that it will stop selling devices based on the webOS platform it acquired from Palm less than 16 months ago for $1.2 billion.In addition to...

Analyst Angle: Google Wallet

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly feature, Analyst Angle. We've collected a group of the industry's leading analysts to give their outlook on the hot topics in the wireless industry. Recently, Google Inc. announced Google Wallet, a virtual wallet and set of services to allow...

HP TouchPad tablet premieres tomorrow after mixed reviews

About one year following Hewlett-Packard Co. buying out the dwindling Palm, HP is launching the inaugural tablet to use Palm’s webOS operating system scheduled for tomorrow. The TouchPad is similar in design to other tablets, sporting a 9.7-inch screen at the diagonals, equaling the size...

HP shows off what its TouchPad can do

The marketing has finally started, but will it convince the unwashed masses that a Hewlett-Packard Co. TouchPad is the tablet to choose?

2011 PC sales forecast slashed by analysts

Poor PC vendors. If a new report by analyst firm IDC is to be believed, the world and his wife are conspiring to reduce PC shipment growth for the rest of 2011. At the beginning of the year IDC predicted 7.1% growth for the PC sector, however after a poor Q1 that forecast has now been revised down to just 4.2%.

Analyst Angle: Flip flop – Why the Flip video camera failed

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly feature, Analyst Angle. We've collected a group of the industry's leading analysts to give their outlook on the hot topics in the wireless industry.It was with great fanfare that Cisco Systems Inc. announced on Mar. 19, 2009, the...

Computex 2011 – Microsoft’s last kick at the tablet can?

On the afternoon of June 1st, Microsoft VP Steve Guggenheimer will take the stage for a Windows lovefest where it’s rumored we’ll see the first glimpse of the company’s upcoming Windows 8 operating system (OS) running on tablets.

Worst of the Week: Too much of the same

Hello! And welcome to our Friday column, Worst of the Week. There’s a lot of nutty stuff that goes on in this industry, so this column is a chance for us at RCRWireless.com to rant and rave about whatever rubs us the wrong way....

Almost half of latest smartphones boast a 1 GHz or faster processor

Almost half of the latest smartphones have a 1 GHz processor or faster according to a new report by Strategy Analytics.The report, which tracks key features and specs on handsets in the market, said 48% of the latest smartphone models featured a 1 GHz...

Android blows past iOS in newest Nielsen numbers

It would seem now the war of words between Google Inc. (GOOG) and Apple Inc. (AAPL) over which company is activating the most devices daily has come to an end with Android the victor, Google and its hardware partners are looking to put some...

Google opens AdMob SDK for Windows Phone 7, updates for iOS and Android

Google Inc. had big plans for AdMob when it acquired the mobile ad network for $750 million in stock in 2009 and now it's opening up the platform for Windows Phone 7.The company rolled out out a beta SDK (software development kit) for Microsoft...

Latest ComScore figures show Android top, Microsoft slipping

Industry analytics outfit ComScore Inc. has released their latest figures for mobile operating system market share, covering the fourth quarter of 2010. The quarter is always the biggest period of the year for any retailer, covering Black Friday and the festive season. So how did the major operating systems do?

Intel says it doesn’t need Nokia for MeeGo

Nokia Corp.’s announcement it would be dropping MeeGo and going Windows Phone 7 caused quite a “kerfuffle” inside Intel Corp., admitted Peter Biddle, general manager of Intel’s AppUp products and services.

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