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March 18, 2012  9:14 PM

How HP Pulled the Rug Out from Under Palm



Posted by: Ed Hardy
HP, Palm

Palm, Inc. was one of the great "rags to riches to rags" stories in American business history. At one point this company was considered serious competition for Microsoft, but now it's completely gone. HP played a big role in finishing it off, and some of the details on how this happened have...

August 19, 2011  11:56 AM

HP Kills Off Its webOS Smartphones and Tablets



Posted by: Ed Hardy
HP

In the second announcement to rock the mobile device market this week, HP has announced that it's no longer going to offer smartphones and tablets running the webOS. This was a sad day for people like me who were fans of this operating system, which was originally created by Palm, Inc.


July 12, 2011  9:42 AM

Android Growing Strongly, iOS Holding Steady, RIM Losing Marketshare: Here’s Why



Posted by: Ed Hardy
Apple, Google, HP, Microsoft, Palm, RIM

The market-tracking company comScore keeps an eye on the battle between the various smartphone operating systems. There was a significant change covered in its latest report: during the March-May period of this year, Apple's iOS passed  RIM's BlackBerry OS in popularity among U.S. phone...


July 11, 2011  6:55 PM

Mixed Feelings About Jon Rubinstein’s Departure as webOS Head Honcho



Posted by: Ed Hardy
HP

HP has just announced that Jon Rubinstein is being replaced as the head of the webOS division. There's a part of me that's concerned about this, but another...


November 30, 2010  10:57 AM

The Smartphone Market Is Far from Mature



Posted by: Ed Hardy
Apple, Google, HP, Microsoft

There is a trap that too many people are falling into. I know, because it's one that I have to be careful to avoid. The trap I'm talking about is the belief that the smartphone market is now mature enough that we can easily predict who the winners and losers are going to be. This is something...


October 31, 2010  5:03 AM

The Best Option to Replace Your Palm OS PDA is a Dell Streak



Posted by: Ed Hardy
Dell, HP, Palm

I know a great many long-time Palm OS users felt abandoned when this once-popular operating system was replaced by the webOS. And there are still plenty of people holding on to their Palm TX because they haven't yet made the switch to another platform. A webOS-based device would be a good...


October 23, 2010  11:42 AM

Apple iPad vs. HP Slate: Which Is Better?



Posted by: Ed Hardy
Apple, HP

This week was the debut of the much-anticipated HP Slate, a device that's likely to be the best tablet PC running Windows 7. Many people are very excited about this...


October 22, 2010  7:10 AM

Palm Pre 2 Is Not What HP Needs



Posted by: Ed Hardy
HP

HP took the wraps off the Palm Pre 2 this week, giving the world its first official look at the next smartphone running the webOS. I think it's safe to say that this device won't be what a lot of...


July 1, 2010  10:26 AM

HP Now Owns Palm: I Never Thought it Would Happen



Posted by: Ed Hardy
HP, Palm

As of today, the once proud Palm is now a division of HP. If you're not shocked by this, it's probably because you haven't been following the mobile device industry for a decade or more. To me, the headline might as well be "Microsoft Buys Apple". If you look back to the turn of the century....


May 6, 2010  8:02 AM

Why We Won’t See a Windows-based Tablet Comparable to the iPad



Posted by: Ed Hardy
Apple, HP

Many people are asking for something they mistaken think is easy: a tablet computer running the full version of Microsoft Windows that's comparable to the iPad. This isn't very realistic. The reason the iPad runs the iPhone OS and not Mac OS X is because Apple couldn't make a device the size...


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