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HP spinning off hardware biz - No more HP Touchpad, Palm Pre, And Other Hewlett-Packard Devices

submitted on August 19, 2011 by orangearrows in "Products / Gadgets"
That was a shocker. Especially when they just launched the Touchpad and spent $$$ advertising it.

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      Posted by HouTex on August 19, 2011
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      Maybe rumors about Apple's upcoming iPad3 with retina display put them over the edge..... Mr Green

      Apple is expected to dominate the tablet sector, accounting for 61% of the global tablet market this year. It's gonna turn into a fight with Android, which has been extending its reach in the tablet sector even more rapidly than it did in the smartphone sector, with a penetration rate reaching more than 30%.
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      Posted by orangearrows on August 19, 2011 [reply] 0 0
      well ipad 3 is not coming in till next year.

      Also IMHO - the 10" tablets are just too big for practical purposes. I wish they would come out with a 8.5" light tablet ( something similar to a kindle).
    • 122343
      Posted by HouTex on August 21, 2011 [reply] 0 0
      Google may have a chance of offering a contender, see
      "With HP tablet dead, who can challenge Apple?
      iPad contenders are struggling, but real competition may be on its way"

      And Amazon is expected to announce a tablet this fall that could be considered a "gamechanger."

      Existing models from other makers are not selling well, but Sony has plans to introduce theirs soon.

      All Android, BTW.
      • HouTex
        Posted by HouTex on August 21, 2011
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        From the same article -
        Amazon's as-yet unnamed tablet poses a significant threat to Apple because of the Kindle's popularity and the movie and music services the company sells. Analysts also expect Amazon to subsidize the tablet's price, which could also boost sales.

        The tablet will likely feature Android's Honeycomb OS system, a 7-inch screen and be priced under $300.

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