Tag Archive: HP

Now Imagine If Amazon Had Bought Palm And WebOS

Sep. 14, ‘12: Tuesday night, while everyone was gearing up for Wednesday’s iPhone 5 event, the reviews for Amazon’s new Kindle Fire HD tablets went online. The consensus seems to be: Amazon’s hardware is solid, its media ecosystem is vast, its prices are … Continue reading →

HP announces new iMac

Sep. 10, ‘12: Unfortunately, no retina display on this one, either.

Which Business Is Shrinking Faster, Printers Or iPods?

Aug. 23, ‘12: Answer: It depends! HP’s overall printer group sales down 3% year-over-year last quarter, but a 13% drop in consumer printer revenue on 23% fewer unit sales. (Its larger commercial printing business actually grew 4% year-over-year.) Apple’s iPod revenue down 20% year-over-year … Continue reading →

5 questions for Meg Whitman, HP’s new CEO

Sep. 22, ‘11: Will you still try to spin off or sell HP’s market-leading PC business? Will you still try to shut down or sell the WebOS hardware business? Will you try to make HP a leader in tablet and smartphone software? Will … Continue reading →

HP might already fire its new CEO

Sep. 21, ‘11: Bloomberg and All Things D both report that HP’s board is already considering firing CEO Leo Apotheker. One potential candidate is former eBay CEO Meg Whitman. Looks like not everyone is thrilled about the whole “dump the world’s biggest PC … Continue reading →

Could HP keep the $99 TouchPad alive with a mobile ad business? (No.)

Sep. 12, ‘11: HP sold out of its $99 TouchPad tablets, and it’s even making some more before stopping for good. But could a new business model help HP keep making the TouchPad forever? One reader — affiliated with a mobile ad network … Continue reading →

Samsung says it would “never” buy WebOS

Sep. 2, ‘11: Jun Yang, reporting for Bloomberg: “It’s not right that acquiring an operating system is becoming a fashion,” [Samsung Electronics CEO Choi Gee Sung] said. Samsung, which has its own mobile operating system called Bada, is working to boost its software … Continue reading →

HP, are you crazy?

Aug. 30, ‘11: HP’s Mark Budgell: Despite announcing an end to manufacturing webOS hardware, we have decided to produce one last run of TouchPads to meet unfulfilled demand. We don’t know exactly when these units will be available or how many we’ll get, … Continue reading →

Samsung acts like it doesn’t want HP’s PC business

Aug. 24, ‘11: From the official “Samsung Tomorrow” blog: The recent rumors that Samsung Electronics will be taking over Hewlett-Packard Co.’s personal computer business are not true. We hope this clarifies any confusion that may have occurred. Well, okay. It’s possible that Samsung … Continue reading →

Should Microsoft do a tablet joint venture with HP?

Aug. 22, ‘11: From Matt Rosoff’s “SURPRISE! The Next 10 Crazy Tech News Stories We Just Might See” at Business Insider: Microsoft already recognized that it couldn’t compete in smartphones without a deep relationship with a hardware partner, and paid Nokia at least … Continue reading →