HP Stream notebooks boost case for cheap laptop ereading

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

HP has just issued a press release announcing two new additions to its Stream range of cheap notebooks – with mouthwatering specs and prices. The new HP Stream 11.6 and 13.3 diagonal notebooks offer “great battery life, Windows 10 optimization and bold new colors,” according to [...]

HP Stream 7: A mediocre tablet but a great micro-laptop

By Chris Meadows
March 7, 2015 // 6 Comments

I’ve had this HP Stream 7 tablet for a couple of days, and my first impression is that it’s fairly mediocre from a tablet standpoint, but it seems like a terrific micro-laptop. With one major caveat I’m still inclined to look upon it as a great bargain at $79—especially since it included a [...]

Microsoft offers $79 HP Stream 7 Windows 8.1 tablet

By Chris Meadows
March 5, 2015 // 6 Comments

If you’ve ever thought you might like to try a Windows tablet, but didn’t want to risk a significant cash outlay, Microsoft is currently offering a great deal on a name-brand tablet. Microsoft.com has the HP Stream 7 Windows 8.1 tablet priced at $79, including a one-year personal subscription [...]

Size matters, as tablet makers go for the big time

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 24, 2015 // 1 Comment

News has emerged of several tablet manufacturers targeting the mega-device space, with HP announcing an Android Pro Slate design with a 12.3-inch screen. According to the original HP announcement, the HP Pro Slate 12 and its little brother the HP Pro Slate 8 are: high-definition (HD) [...]

Qualcomm goes bats with ultrasound digital pen technology

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

The recent HP announcement of the debut of its HP Pro Slate Android tablets included the detail that they would come bundled with the HP Duet Pen, “the first to use Qualcomm Snapdragon digital pen technology on both a tablet and regular paper.” For a stylus buff like me, any news about [...]

TCL goes public on revival of Palm

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

As reported previously in Teleread, Chinese consumer electronics company TCL is resurrecting the Palm identity, which it acquired from HP, via its own Alcatel OneTouch smartphone brand. TCL has now issued an official press release (in occasionally quaint Chinglish) which gives more details on its [...]

The future of tech is The Machine?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
June 20, 2014 // 2 Comments

With all the excitement over the Amazon Fire Phone, whose specs seem good but hardly exceptional, Hewlett Packard may have moved the goal posts rather further. Its new initiative, “The Machine,” looks to master the Big Data revolution by building systems of undreamt-of power, as early [...]

webOS would have had more devices at HP, but now lives on in LG TVs

By Chris Meadows
January 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

“Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been.’” ― John Greenleaf Whittier, Maud Muller – Pamphlet Via its Pilot and Palm PDAs, Palm was singlehandedly responsible for ushering in the PDA revolution, which led to the smartphone and tablet [...]

Morning Roundup: What e-books looked like 20 years ago

By Joanna Cabot
July 5, 2013 // 0 Comments

What eBooks Looked Like 20 Years Ago (The Digital Reader) The Kindle is widely regarded as being responsible for igniting the ebook era, but the idea had been around for at least 30 years before the Kindle launched in November 2007. * * * Is There Such a Thing as an American Novel? (Boot Riot) The [...]

Survey finds half of tablet consumers plan to buy an iPad

By Susan Lulgjuraj
March 5, 2013 // 0 Comments

When looking for a new tablet, it seems consumers have Apple on the brain. The Yankee Group recently disclosed the results of a December survey in which it asked, “What brand of tablet do you intend to buy [next]?” For Apple, it was good news as nearly half of the 506 questioned [...]

HP TouchPad 9.7" 32GB Wi-Fi tablet on sale at Woot for $220

By Paul Biba
January 27, 2012 // 0 Comments

Check out Woot! This is a great price for a full-sized tablet – if you are willing to tackle webOS.  It’s refurbished.  HP has announced that webOS will be made open source later this year, so this might be a good bet for the more technically inclined among [...]

HP tries to figure out why some TouchPads shipped with Android

By Chris Meadows
October 7, 2011 // 1 Comment

Every so often, a story comes along that makes you go, “…what? No, really…what?” In the wake of the HP TouchPad fire sale, some mysterious TouchPad units appeared that were running a version of Android 2.2, with a splash screen bearing the logo QuIC, referring to the Qualcomm Innovation [...]

Might Amazon buy Palm?

By Chris Meadows
September 30, 2011 // 1 Comment

Ever since the decline of its original Palm line heralded the end of the true “PDA”, the various properties that once made up Palm have been the digital equivalent of hot potatoes. Consider Peanut Press, which started out as an independent e-bookstore, was owned by Palm for a while under the [...]

HP to exhibit print on demand at Frankfurt Book Fair

By Paul Biba
August 24, 2011 // 0 Comments

From the press release: HP today announced that it will be presenting the advantages of digital book printing at its ‘Digitally Printed Book Store’ themed stand at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2011(Hall 4.0, Stand 1300, 12 – 16 October 2011, Frankfurt, Germany). HP will use its [...]

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