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HP TouchPad price slashed by $100 permanently, 16 GB now $399

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Handhelds, Hot Deals

HP TouchPad

In a bid to apparently alleviate confusion over the price of the HP TouchPad, Hewlett-Packard has made its previous $100 discount permanent.

As evidenced by the company's Web page, HP has priced the 16 GB HP TouchPad at $399.99, and the 32 GB version at $499.99, the same price that HP discounted it by $100, previously.

That also means that the previous HP.com $50 discount on the 16 GB TouchPad isn't active again. But the new, lower prices brings the TouchPad to right in the price range of Acer's Iconia Tab 500 and the Eee Pad from Asus, and beats the price of the iPad 2 by $100.

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HP TouchPad launches July 1 for $499

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Handhelds, Wireless / WiFi

HP TouchPad

The HP TouchPad finally has a launch date! If you've been jonesing to pick up the first webOS tablet, your lucky day will be July 1st, as long as you're cool with the Wi-Fi model. If you prefer the 3G TouchPad, you'll have to wait until later this summer. The 3G provider for the TouchPad will be AT&T, which may influence your decision on waiting. You'll be able to get the 16 GB TouchPad for $499, while the 32 GB model will retail for $599, which is right in line with iPad 2 pricing.

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32 GB HP TouchPad to cost $599

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Handhelds, Rumors

HP TouchPad

We still don't know when the HP TouchPad media tablet will arrive this summer, but a little bird has given PreCentral.net an inkling of what the pricing will be like.

A source tells the site that Wal-Mart will be carrying a 32GB version of the 9.5-inch tablet running HP's own in-house webOS, for the Apple iPad-like price of $599.

A Wal-Mart listing presumably passed along by the tipster doesn't contain a lot of detail, though it does list the $599 TouchPad as Wi-Fi-enabled. Other connectivity options weren't indicated.

The source must have passed on other details, because PreCentral.net reports that the TouchPad will be 9.5x10x1.78 inches, weigh in at 3 pounds, and that a number of TouchPad accessories will also be available from Wal-Mart.

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HP to tie in music and movie service to TouchPad?

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Handhelds, Rumors

HP TouchPad

Hewlett-Packard is reportedly preparing a movie and music service that would be tied to the upcoming HP TouchPad, according to a report.

According to PreCentral, HP sent out a PowerPoint presentation to some people who signed up for email notices about the HP TouchPad. That presentation included details about an upcoming HP Music Store and HP Movie Store.

The presentation included two mockups that showed, well, movies and music. A copy of the slide that PreCentral published, however, did not include any pricing.

The presentation apparently included one interesting feature, however, a sort of predictive caching.

"According to that slide, the TouchPad will come with a music syncing solution built-in that utilizes cloud servers to sync and remotely store your music," the site wrote. "More than that, it will leverage a 'smart algorithm' to ensure that the music the user is most likely to listen to is cached locally on the device. This service will also allow TouchPad owners to stream music that they don't yet own. There's also mention that this service will allow you to stream music to HP smartphones, presumably once they too are updated to webOS 3.0 like the TouchPad."

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WebOS 3.0 SDK leaks, gives details on HP TouchPad

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Handhelds, Software

WebOS 3.0 touchpad maps

What will the HP TouchPad's WebOS 3.0 operating system look like and be able to do? A leaked version of the WebOS 3.0 SDK offers a sneak peek of Hewlett-Packard's long-awaited media tablet.

PreCentral got its hands on a WebOS 3.0 Beta 1 emulator courtesy of "an awesome (and anonymous) tipster" and the site's Derek Kessler on Wednesday posted a video walkthrough of the UI and several applications running on the emulator (video below).

Kessler noted that the emulator runs on more powerful hardware than it will in the TouchPad, a Wi-Fi version of which is due out this summer, to be followed by 3G and 4G products later in the year. He also had to use a mouse to operate what will be a touch interface to run the demo.

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Complete video of HP ‘Think Beyond’ event, featuring TouchPad, Pre 3, and Veer webOS devices

If you missed the live footage of HP's 'Think Beyond' webOS event this morning, check out the event in its entirety above for a look at the introduction of the TouchPad, Veer, and Pre 3.


HP TouchPad Unveiled

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: Corporate News, Handhelds

HP TouchPad

Seems like Palm HP is finally getting its act together, or synergized if you will, as it pertains to webOS. A slew of new platforms running the multitasking beast that is webOS have officially been unveiled, and the outcome is satisfactory to say the least. The TouchPad tablet in particular is especially impressive, and offers just as much (and more) than other tablets we’ve seen lately.

The TouchPad specs include: webOS 3.0, a 9.7-inch display, a 1.2Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-CPU APQ8060 processor, 1024x768 resolution, 1GB RAM, 16/32GB storage, 1.3 MP front camera, 3G and 4G variants, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, gyroscope, accelerometer, and a weight of 740 grams. Also, HP's TouchPad comes equipped with Flash capabilities and Beats audio. The TouchPad appeals to professionals with an on-screen QWERTY keyboard for on-the-go editing of Word and Excel files, as well as Powerpoint and PDF functionality.

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Wacom Bamboo line picks up multitouch capability

Posted by Mark Rollins Categories: Accessories, USB, Peripherals

Bamboo Pen and Touch

Wacom has put out a lot of great Bamboo tablet interfaces in the past, and they have just recently unveiled a new series that support multitouch.  This means that the user can use his or her fingers for multitouch gestures, along with the stylus. 

This multitouch capacity has been put on five different products with varying prices.  The Bamboo Touch and Bamboo Pen are only $69, while the Bamboo fun has all the features for $199. 

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Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Netbook

Mini 10

Now we may know why Dell recently reduced the price of their Inspiron Mini 9s. They might have been planning ahead for their new Mini 10 that came out today. Features include 1GB RAM, 160GB hard drive, an Intel Atom Processor Z520, a “roomy” keyboard, multi-touch gesture touchpad, a 10.1-inch WSVGA 16:9 widescreen display, webcam, internal WiFi, and will run Windows XP. The Mini 9 is aimed at “kids, tweens, teens, travelers and tweeters” or those with $399.00.

 

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Tatung VOIP Phone

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cell Phones, Design, Internet

Tatung PhoneWe appreciate the looks of this prototype VOIP phone that has won the 2008 IF, Red Dot, and IDEA awards. The Tatung has Bluetooth, wireless connectivity and a touchpad for ease of operation. The Internet phone has a customized casing and a nostalgic, nonworking antenna. Other than that, the phone would be great for Skyping when it seems you could use the simplicity. Let’s hope that Nova Design’s award winner becomes reality soon.

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