Hewlett-Packard gives up on webOS

Just months after introducing what looked to be one of the most promising challengers to the iPad, Hewlett-Packard said it is getting out of the webOS business and discontinuing its Touchpad and webOS phones. The company is now looking to "optimize" the value of webOS.…

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MobileTechRoundup podcast 245

Matt and Kevin are back with the weekly podcast, this time sharing hands-on impressions of Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Mango software update. Plus thoughts on the new Acer A100 7-inch Honeycomb tablet, HP's TouchPad and Research In Motion's smartphone strategy with several new handset models.…

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HP TouchPad gets permanent $100 price cut

Following a temporary $100 price cut on its TouchPad tablets last weekend, HP today made the reduced list price permanent. While this surely cuts into the margin for HP's TouchPad, the company can afford a short-term profit gap in order to spur sales and attract developers.…

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Who needs iTunes? HP TouchPad has HP Play

HP hasn't introduced the rumored music store and streaming service for its line of webOS devices, but it does have an application that currently syncs music to the HP TouchPad tablet and Veer smartphone. HP Play, for Windows and OS X, shows promise and works well.…

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