Back when Windows 8 was first presented by Steven Sinofsky, Microsoft said that it is working with several manufacturers to have tablets ready at Windows 8 launch. As we are approaching the date for Windows 8 Release Preview, rumors about the first Windows 8 tablets for businesses appear.
Hewlett Packard will merge the printing and personal computers businesses, two of its largest divisions, at a time when its chief executive, Meg Whitman, tries to promote the growth of the technology company. The new unit, with annual sales of 65,350 million, will generate about half the percentage of the company’s revenue and will be led by the head of the PC division, Todd Bradley, the company said in a statement Wednesday. The company plans to consolidate other functions too, such as marketing and communications across the business to promote a stronger brand and improve efficiency.
For the high number of PC purchases during the Christmas season, HP hopes to launch a line of Intel & Qualcomm based Windows 8 tablets in late 2012. The news comes from Meg Whitman, CEO of HP, who recently informed investors that the company would be ready to launch products with Windows 8 by the end of the year. The news now is that, according to information from CNET, the manufacturer is working intensively in three versions to rotate the tablet operating system from Microsoft in order to use devices with the newest generation of Intel Atom and Qualcomm ARM… Continue to HP Will Launch Intel & Qualcomm Based Tablets For Windows 8
In the last quarter of 2011 Apple became the leading manufacturer in the IT world, selling the most PC, according to data from consulting firm Canalys, which includes tablets as part of the PC segment.
The half bitten apple company sold 20 million units of the total 120 million that were sold from October to December. Of those, 15 million were iPads and 5 million Macs. With these figures the Cupertino technology giant has surpassed HP and has earned 17 % of the “PC” market.
Hewlett-Packard, known by most of us as HP, announced today the launch of its new netbook HP Mini 1104 with significant improvements in performance and graphic power, and to do this, it uses the latest processor: the Intel Atom N2600.
HP says the device is ideal for use as a “companion PC.” Small in size, you can comfortably carry the new HP Mini 1104 everywhere and the features are pretty solid if you don’t forget that we are talking about a netbook.
The errors of HP are not yet finished. After the coaster on the PC , the manufacturer has now instruct Bank of America Merrill Lynch to find a buyer for its division webOS, according to Reuters . Among the potential buyers mentioned include Amazon, RIM, IBM, Oracle and Intel.
They are in particular interested in the intellectual property behind this technology. However that may be, it is almost certain that HP will not recover its investment. The sale of webOS might make a few hundred million dollars. It is very far from the $ 1.2 billion paid in 2010… Continue to HP webOS for sale or not? That is the question.
As we all expected, Microsoft’s current generation of operating system, Windows 7, has outperformed and leaves in the dust its main competitor Windows XP, on all grounds.
Windows XP lost serious grounds over the years in the battle against Windows 7. As per last months market figures, Microsoft announced that it sold a whooping 650 million licences per day. This means that the giant software company from Redmond sells each month approximately 20 million units. Since the Windows 7 launch two years ago, the data analysis shows that Microsoft has sold 450 millions of copies.
There are some rumors stating that HP Touchpad could be re-launched. But it seems that WebOS will be forgotten and HP will use Windows 8 on their Touchpad tablet. Windows 8 seems to be much more orientated to sensitive user interface and corporate business, too.
The idea of having an HP Touchpad Tablet with Windows 8 looks interesting. This would be a more realistic scenario for HP’s current strategy and core-business (mainly the enterprise business). And it is a known fact that in corporate area Windows is much more appreciated that any other OS, like Android, iOS or HP’s… Continue to HP Touchpad Tablet with Windows 8
HP has rolled out today an update to their already claimed dead webOS platform, reaching version 3.0.4.
HP continues to deliver its promises by updating the WebOS for TouchPad, even after the announcement of ending the production of the TouchPad. The proof of it is the 3.0.4 update of the operating system, which offers new features to the owners of the HP TouchPad.
This update, the first HP has released since last August, made several major additions to webOS. One of the most interesting is probably the one that gives you the possibility to answer calls from the TouchPad, by… Continue to HP TouchPad update webOS 3.0.4
News from HP are flowing fast today. Meg Whitman confirms that the company is keeping Apotheker’s ideas regarding the spin off of the PC Business, the IT giant still wants to buy Autonomy and WebOS development shall be continued.
We change the boss , but not the strategy. That was the message sent by Meg Whitman to analysts and investors at her first intervention.
For the new CEO of HP, the possibility of a spin off of the PC division, the acquisition of the British publisher, Autonomy with its software infrastructure and optimizing the value of Web OS… Continue to HP confirms its spin off strategy