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HP Launches Voice Tablets for Consumers in India

January 15, 2014 7:32 PM | HP |

HP today unveiled two new mobile devices, the 6-inch diagonal HP Slate6 VoiceTab and the 7-inch diagonal HP Slate7 VoiceTab, designed to help the next generation of mobile customers multitask on the go.

With the introduction of the Slate6 VoiceTab and Slate7 VoiceTab, HP is delivering on its promise to expand to additional mobile categories and form factors and offer differentiated value to our customers.

“Consumers are looking to consolidate their phones and tablets, which is propelling the voice tablet market,” said Ron Coughlin, senior vice president, Consumer Personal Systems Group, HP. “This is an exciting new category that represents a meaningful growth opportunity for HP. Our HP Slate VoiceTab provides consumers with a high-quality product at a great value.”

The new compact, full-featured tablets are powered by a quad-core processor, enabling users to multitask at everything from email and web surfing to gaming and streaming.(1) Also featuring voice-calling capability,(2) the new devices deliver quality, reliability and performance to help users take care of business.


HP to Commit webOS to Open Source by Fall 2012

January 26, 2012 12:09 AM | HP |

HP began executing its plan to deliver an open webOS by committing to a schedule for making the platform's source code available under an open source license.

The company aims to complete this milestone in its entirety by September.

HP also announced it is releasing version 2.0 of webOS's innovative developer tool, Enyo. Enyo 2.0 enables developers to write a single application that works across mobile devices and desktop web browsers, from the webOS, iOS and Android platforms to the Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers -- and more. The source code for Enyo is available today, giving the open source community immediate access to the acclaimed application framework for webOS.

By contributing webOS to the open source community, HP unleashes the creativity of hardware and software developers to build a new generation of applications and devices.

"HP is bringing the innovation of the webOS platform to the open source community," said Bill Veghte, executive vice president and chief strategy officer, HP. "This is a decisive step toward meeting our goal of accelerating the platform's development and ensuring that its benefits will be delivered to the entire ecosystem of web applications."


Share/tag this page HP to Contribute webOS to Open Source

December 12, 2011 11:23 AM | HP |

HP recently announced it will contribute the webOS software to the open source community.

HP plans to continue to be active in the development and support of webOS. By combining the innovative webOS platform with the development power of the open source community, there is the opportunity to significantly improve applications and web services for the next generation of devices.

webOS offers a number of benefits to the entire ecosystem of web applications. For developers, applications can be easily built using standard web technologies. In addition, its single integrated stack offers multiplatform portability. For device manufacturers, it provides a single web-centric platform to run across multiple devices. As a result, the end user benefits from a fast, immersive user experience.


HP Palm Updates Maps App on webOS Smartphones

October 13, 2011 12:40 PM | HP | Palm | Software |

HP Palm announced today that the Maps app on your webOS phone is getting a new view of the world. It now uses the same "much, much better" approach to maps as the HP TouchPad.

Bing MapsPowered by Microsoft Bing Maps, you’ll find some new features when you launch the new Maps app. Some of the highlights (depending on your version of webOS) include:

  • Map and satellite views
  • Driving, walking, and transit directions
  • Convenient access to recent and bookmarked locations, as well as places of interest.

To install the new version of Maps on Veer, Pre and Pixi phones (including original and Plus versions, as well as the Pre 2), just search the App Catalog for the Maps app and download it.



AT&T to Sell the HP TouchPad 4G

July 13, 2011 10:06 AM | AT&T | HP |

HP today announced that the HP TouchPad 4G(1) will be available exclusively in the United States on the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T, in time for back to school.(2)

With a faster 1.5-GHz processor, 32 GB of internal storage(3), integrated GPS(4) and AT&T wireless mobile broadband capabilities built in, the connected version of HP's first webOS tablet lets users browse the web, check email and get more done in more places – not just Wi-Fi hotspots.

"TouchPad 4G is ideal for anyone who needs maximum flexibility for productivity on the go," said David Gee, vice president, Marketing and Enterprise Solutions, webOS, Personal Systems Group, HP. "It's particularly well suited for users who rely on connectivity in the field – from large corporations to small businesses and self-employed mobile professionals."


Pre 2 Smartphone Available at Verizon Wireless Feb. 17

February 16, 2011 8:09 PM | HP | Verizon |

Verizon Wireless announces that the Pre 2 smartphone by HP will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online on Feb. 17. Pre 2 is the first device to run on HP webOS 2.0, allowing quick and easy multitasking of e-mail, games, music and more.

Key features:
  • 3.1-inch glass multi-touch screen with a vibrant 24-bit color, 320 x 480 resolution HVGA display
  • Slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard
  • Support for Microsoft® Exchange e-mail, as well as personal e-mail support (Google Gmail push, Yahoo!®, POP3, IMAP)
  • Integrated IM, SMS and MMS
  • VZ Navigator® capable – Receive audible turn-by-turn directions to millions of points of interest and share the directions with others
  • TI OMAP 1GHz processor with 512 RAM
  • 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, extended depth of field, geo-tagging and video capture



HP Announces the the HP TouchPad

February 9, 2011 9:00 PM | HP |

HP today enlarged the HP webOS world with the first webOS slate – the HP TouchPad – the breakthrough webOS user interface fully realized in the tablet experience.(1)

With its vibrant 9.7-inch diagonal flush capacitive multitouch display, virtual keyboard, instant-on access, support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 beta in the browser and access to thousands of webOS applications,(2) TouchPad works the way you do and is designed not just for fun but for mobile productivity. It’s ideal for anyone who wants the benefits of the amazing webOS platform on a much bigger scale.

TouchPad is one of the products HP announced today to introduce a unique experience for customers around connected mobility, offering a unified experience for the first time across a variety of devices. It’s one of the building blocks in HP’s vision to seamlessly connect all your worlds through the power of HP webOS.


HP Announces the HP Pre3 Smartphone Running HP webOS

February 9, 2011 8:51 PM | HP | Smartphone |

For professionals who require powerful mobile productivity with an eye on personal connectivity, HP today announced the versatile HP Pre3 smartphone running HP webOS.

With a large 3.58-inch touchscreen, fast 1.4-GHz processor and a full slide-out keyboard, Pre3 is a multitasking professional workhorse that’s perfectly balanced for speed and serious fun.

Pre3 is one of the products HP announced today to introduce a unique experience for customers around connected mobility. It’s one of the building blocks in HP’s vision to seamlessly connect all your worlds through the power of HP webOS.

“In the suite of webOS products we’re introducing today, Pre3 is our premier phone, designed for the speed of business,” said Jon Rubinstein, senior vice president and general manager, Palm Global Business Unit, HP. “It enables professionals to accomplish more of their important workday tasks while easily keeping their fingers on the pulse of their personal lives.”


HP Introduces the HP Veer Smartphone Powered by HP webOS

February 9, 2011 8:47 PM | HP | Smartphone |

For anyone who wants a smartphone that packs the features they crave without the extra size they don’t, HP today introduced the powerfully small HP Veer smartphone running HP webOS.

Veer is one of the products HP announced today to introduce a unique experience for customers around connected mobility. It’s one of the building blocks in HP’s vision to seamlessly connect all your worlds through the power of HP webOS.

Veer is the smallest webOS phone to date – the size of a credit card and no thicker than a deck of cards – yet it offers the higher-end features of a smartphone, such as easy messaging and access to apps, social networks and the web, including support for Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 beta in the browser for access to rich, Flash-based web content.(1)

It has a full slide-out keyboard, vivid touchscreen and access to thousands of webOS apps(2) in a surprisingly small, modern package that fits easily into a pocket or purse. It’s everything a smartphone should be, but in a smarter size.


HP Introduces webOS 2.0 and the Palm Pre 2

October 19, 2010 8:58 AM | HP |

HP today announced HP webOS 2.0, the most significant update to the platform since its launch in 2009 and a substantial step in HP’s vision to transform how people think, feel and connect.

The first device to run webOS 2.0, HP’s new Palm Pre 2 smartphone, will be available Friday in France from SFR and is scheduled to be available in the coming months in the United States from Verizon Wireless and in Canada.

“With webOS 2.0, we’re advancing the innovations we introduced 16 months ago, expanding the features that make webOS great for consumers, enterprises and developers,” said Jon Rubinstein, senior vice president and general manager, Palm Global Business Unit, HP.

“We’ve made tremendous strides since the platform launched, and now we’re taking our biggest leap forward with powerful new features that make it easier to get more things done with your webOS device.”



Hp to Buy Palm for $1.2 Billion

April 28, 2010 4:05 PM | HP | Palm |

HP and Palm, Inc. today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which HP will purchase Palm, a provider of smartphones powered by the Palm webOS mobile operating system, at a price of $5.70 per share of Palm common stock in cash or an enterprise value of approximately $1.2 billion. The transaction has been approved by the HP and Palm boards of directors.

The combination of HP’s global scale and financial strength with Palm’s unparalleled webOS platform will enhance HP’s ability to participate more aggressively in the fast-growing, highly profitable smartphone and connected mobile device markets. Palm’s unique webOS will allow HP to take advantage of features such as true multitasking and always up-to-date information sharing across applications.


AT&T Announces the HP iPAQ Glisten Smartphone

November 24, 2009 4:19 PM | AT&T | HP | Smartphone |

AT&T and HP today announced the upcoming availability of the new HP iPAQ Glisten, a feature-rich 3G world phone that meets the increasing demands of modern mobile professionals. AT&T’s first smartphone with an AMOLED (active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) screen, the HP iPAQ Glisten is loaded with features tailored with the business power user in mind.

Featuring the Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system, the iPAQ Glisten offers a touch-friendly user interface and improved browser with Flash support. Connections to your favorite people, content and applications are a fingertip away on the redesigned Start Menu, and Internet Explorer Mobile supports the rich experiences that many Web pages offer for desktop computers.

Users can easily move between work and leisure with advanced mobile e-mail capabilities, built-in Wi-Fi and GPS functionality as well as rich multimedia features and applications. AT&T supports Windows Marketplace for Mobile for access to a variety of applications.
HP iPAQ Glisten


HP Announces the iPAQ Data & Voice Messenger Smartphones

October 21, 2008 11:01 AM | HP | Smartphone |

HP today announced two new Windows Mobile devices in its iPAQ range of smartphones.   The iPAQ Data Messenger has a large touch display with a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard and runs Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional.  While the iPAQ Voice Messenger has a a smaller screen and 20-key QWERTY keypad and also runs on Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard.

The basic smarthpones features include:
  • Tri-band HSPA 900/1900/2100MHz and quad-band GSM/EDGE radios
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
  • Assisted GPS
  • 3.1 megapixel camera with autofocus
  • LED flash
  • MicroSD cards up to 8GB
  • MicroUSB for charging and data transfer
iPAQ Data Voice Messenger


HP Announced Shipment Sate of the 3G HP iPAQ 900

June 11, 2008 5:38 AM | HP |

HP has announced the beginning shipment date of the 3G HP iPAQ 900 Series Business Messenger. The HP iPAQ 900 Series Business Messenger shines with a stylish, glossy, piano-black design and features an integrated QWERTY keyboard, Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional operating system and the latest wireless technologies, to simplify the complexities of business and personal life.

The feature-packed HP iPAQ 900 Series offers voice and mobile email communications, along with support for critical business applications. It uses tri-band UMTS/HSDPA and quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE wireless technology to allow customers to make calls and quickly access the Internet around the world, while integrated BluetoothTM and Wi-Fi wireless technology allows for convenient connectivity.

The HP iPAQ 900 Series runs on the Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional operating system for access to familiar productivity applications and a richer mobile experience with Internet browsing and texting, simpler email and wireless setup, and security enhancements.
HP Ipaq900


Broadcasters Oppose Wireless Internet in White Space

September 11, 2007 3:51 PM | Google | HP | Microsoft |

Executives from the broadcast television business, major sports leagues and digital TV manufacturers launched a campaign yesterday Monday designed to persuade the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) not to allow portable wireless Internet services in the so-called "white spaces" of TV spectrum.

White space devices operate in spectrum reserved for digital TV broadcasting. Last month, a  report by the FCC concluded that sample prototype white space devices caused interference to TV broadcasting and wireless microphones.

Even though the FCC found that the prototype devices don't consistently work properly, the agency said it is open to the possibility that future devices could perform better.


HP Unveils 3G Smartphones HP iPAQ 900 & 600 Series

September 6, 2007 4:06 PM | HP | Smartphone |

HP today unveiled two 3G smartphones, the HP iPAQ 900 Series and HP iPAQ 600 Series.  The HP iPAQ 900 is a 3G phone with QWERTY keyboard while the HP iPAQ 600 is two-in-one 3G phone and navigation device.

The mobile phones offer mobile email, voice and access to critical enterprise applications. Users of the feature-packed HP iPAQ 900 Series Business Messenger and HP iPAQ 600 Series Business Navigator can make calls and access the Internet in places around the world via tri-band UMTS/HSDPA and quad-band GSM/EDGE wireless technology, while integrated Wi-Fi allows for hot spot connectivity and VoIP capabilities. On-the-go professionals also will appreciate the long battery life and turn-by-turn navigation via Assisted GPS.

Both devices feature HP iPAQ Device Connect software, simplifying high-speed connection to the Internet with a notebook PC anywhere highspeed cellular data networks are available.



HP Introduces the HP iPAQ 500.

February 12, 2007 7:29 PM | HP |

HP today introduced the latest HP iPAQ device, the HP iPAQ 500.  The device is a sleek and small smartphone that delivers a flexible wireless email experience for business customers through convenient voice control and hands-free operation.

The HP iPAQ 500 series Voice Messenger features voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) capabilities, “push” email and the latest Windows® Mobile 6 operating system. With up to six hours of continuous talk time on a fully charged battery, the HP iPAQ Voice Messenger also leads the competition in battery life. As the first in HP’s new smartphone lineup, the HP iPAQ 500 series helps highly mobile professionals stay connected wherever they are.

More than 20 voice commands available on the iPAQ offer customers hands-free operation. Using a powerful “voice reply” feature, people can reply to email by dictating and sending a voice response, without the need for any typing. Users also can listen to email and text messages, navigate through phone and calendar tasks and speak to start applications.