It didn't help that Best Buy asked it to take back its tablet which was a dud with consumers. But its core businesses aren't doing well either.
FORTUNE -- A report that Best Buy wants Hewlett-Packard to buy back all the TouchPad tablet computers that the retailer is storing, unsold, couldn't have been timed worse. HP is slated to announce its third-quarter results on Thursday, and while the TouchPad makes up only MOREAug 18, 2011 11:18 AM ET
Especially if you throw in iPad sales, as yet another Wall Street analyst has done
If you look closely at the chart at right, taken from a note to clients issued Monday by Deutsche Bank's Chris Whitmore, you'll see that it has two entries for the second quarter of 2011.
Both show notebook computer sales as reported by the six largest vendors. The difference -- which Whitmore has highlighted with an orange MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 8, 2011 7:09 AM ET
Android, at 39%, is OS No. 1 in the U.S. But Apple, with 28%, is the No. 1 manufacturer
If you're having trouble interpreting the chart of the U.S. smartphone market released Thursday by Nielsen, think of it as a brownie pan, a spokesman helpfully suggests, not a pie.
And depending how you slice the brownies, Apple (AAPL) is either No. 2 or No. 1 in the U.S.
When all the Android phones are combined, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 28, 2011 8:00 AM ET
Customers have moved to the digital realm -- but big-brand advertisers are following reluctantly.
By Stacy Cowley, CNNMoney tech editor
FORTUNE -- There's a disconnect between big brands and their customers. People are spending more and more time online and on their gadgets, but advertisers remain wary about shifting their spending into the digital realm. Internet analyst turned venture capitalist Mary Meeker estimates that there's a $50 billion gap between where the money MOREJul 20, 2011 5:19 PM ET
When you look at the market caps of its competitors, the picture is pretty clear
UBS's Maynard Um posted two interesting charts in a note to clients Monday.
The first compares the growth in Apple's value since 2007 with its chief competitors in the PC and handset businesses.
Apple's (AAPL) market capitalization (calculated by multiplying its share price by the number of shares outstanding) now stands at $327 billion, making it the world's MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 12, 2011 7:49 AM ET
FORTUNE -- Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) apparently believes that putting Russell Brand's name and the word "touch" in close proximity won't make too many potential buyers of its TouchPad tablet wince or grimace.
In a set of short commercial spots for the TouchPad, Russell alludes several times to the skeevy image that has helped make him a star. "The only barrier is the barrier of my conscience," he says in one. "And let MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Jul 5, 2011 4:58 PM ET
It went from No. 6 in 2008 and No. 3 in 2009 as its appetite grew nearly 80% a single year
A report issued Wednesday by IHS iSuppli confirmed what most experts already assumed was true: Apple (AAPL) has overtaken Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) and Samsung to become the world's largest consumer of semiconductors among so-called original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
According to analyst Wenlie Ye, Apple's appetite for memory chips grew 79.6% in 2010 MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 8, 2011 11:21 AM ET
Three-D printers are coming to a desktop near you. Should designers and factories be worried?
By Johnny Ryan, contributor
FORTUNE -- Three-dimensional printing is pretty wacky sounding. Imagine hitting "print" on your home computer and instantly manufacturing any number of plastic, titanium, clay, or silicone objects -- a pair of earrings, say, or a new toy for your kid.
Corporations already use 3-D printers to make product prototypes before embarking on mass manufacturing. MOREMay 23, 2011 5:00 AM ET
In a new survey of prospective U.S. buyers, RIM and Microsoft drift, Nokia disappears
The launch of the Verizon (VZ) iPhone has not visibly slowed the triumphant march of Google's (GOOG) Android operating system through the mobile heartland of America, according to a Nielsen Wire report released Tuesday.
In monthly surveys conducted from January to March 2011 -- on either side of the Feb. 10 Verizon launch -- 31% of U.S. respondents MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 26, 2011 11:42 AM ET
The acquisition deal announced on Sunday unleashed a flood of analyst's notes
With the fate of so many players at stake -- not just AT&T (T) and Deutsche Telekom (DT), but also Verizon (VZ), Sprint (S), Apple (AAPL), Research in Motion (RIMM), Hewlett Packard (HPQ), Nokia (NOK), Motorola (MOT) and the other makers of Google (GOOG) Android phones, not to mention all the companies that build cell towers -- everybody on MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 21, 2011 11:18 AM ET
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