Tag Archive: HP

Apple could easily take 75% of the tablet market this year

Aug. 19, ‘11: The way things are going, Apple could sell 40 million iPads this year. It already sold 14 million in the first half of the year, and Christmas could be huge, unless the economy falls into the toilet. Between all the … Continue reading →

Holy cow, what a week!

Aug. 19, ‘11: Thanks to Google’s acquisition of Motorola and HP’s decision to get out of the PC and mobile industries, a lot has changed this week: Apple’s dominance of the tablet industry is even more secure. HP is out, and even if … Continue reading →

HP made the right moves: It’s no Apple, so it shouldn’t try to be

Aug. 18, ‘11: HP made several bold moves today, announcing plans to spin off its PC business and shut down its struggling phone and tablet unit. While these decisions are controversial, I believe they are the right ones. In all of these markets, … Continue reading →

Nicholas Carlson: Facebook should buy WebOS for a couple bucks

Aug. 18, ‘11: Nicholas Carlson, writing for Business Insider: The Android-based Facebook Phone has been tough sledding thanks to the company’s strained relationship with Google and a series of employee departures. HP just gave up on WebOS. Zuckerberg and company could probably pick it up for the price … Continue reading →

Michael Dell, comedian

Aug. 18, ‘11: Dell’s founder and CEO, on Twitter: If HP spins off their PC business….maybe they will call it Compaq? Very funny! But you’re the guy still making PCs. How are those margins moving?

Flashback: “Why HP is buying Palm and why it will fail”

Aug. 18, ‘11: Yours truly, writing for Business Insider, in April 2010: Why is HP spending $1.2 billion on Palm? Not just to get into the fast growing smartphone industry, but to end its reliance on Microsoft Windows as the basis for its hardware gadgets. … Continue reading →

That was fast: HP is already getting out of the tablet and phone business

Aug. 18, ‘11: HP is planning to get out of the PC business — including tablets and phones. Here’s the relevant section from HP’s press release: HP will consider a broad range of options that may include, among others, a full or partial … Continue reading →

Yikes: Nobody wants to buy the HP TouchPad

Aug. 16, ‘11: Arik Hesseldahl, reporting on the “Ouchpad” for All Things D: According to one source who’s seen internal HP reports, Best Buy has taken delivery of 270,000 TouchPads and has so far managed to sell only 25,000, or less than 10 … Continue reading →

Woot sold 612 HP TouchPads yesterday, or 1/4 the number of Xooms it sold last month

Aug. 6, ‘11: Just one inconsequential data point, but still. Even at a discount, very few people want an HP tablet. Related: Woot sold 2,288 Motorola Xooms

Why HP is smart to slash the TouchPad’s price

Aug. 5, ‘11: Obviously, it’s not selling well. Have you ever seen anyone using one? But HP knows it’s late to the game. It knows the TouchPad is last year’s iPad with a different name. So it’s putting them on sale, all over … Continue reading →