Hewlett-Packard's new tablet may offer competition for Android, but it can't compete with Apple's iPad on any level.
FORTUNE -- Starting Friday, there will be yet another tablet on the market—the TouchPad from Hewlett-Packard (HPQ). The new gadget is the hardware maker's attempt at taking on Apple's (AAPL) iPad and one of the first in a long line of upcoming WebOS devices.
But while the TouchPad's WebOS operating system—which HP inherited from MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Jun 30, 2011 12:31 PM ET
Sure, HP has the lauded WebOS, but can their plans to beat Apple's iPad and the universe of Android devices really come true?
FORTUNE -- A Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) executive said the company's forthcoming TouchPad tablet computer will be the "number one plus" product on the market, besting the iPad. It's a bold claim, one that goes beyond mere puffery. By being so explicit, the company risks some reputational damage even if the tablet MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - May 24, 2011 11:23 AM ET
Big firms like HP supposedly inhabit the safe, stable sector of tech. But everything from the Japanese earthquake to an uncertain mobile future has led CEO Leo Apotheker to a moment of reckoning.
FORTUNE -- Last week, Cisco's troubles were made painfully apparent when the company announced there would be layoffs, likely in the thousands.
Then on Monday Bloomberg News got hold of a memo from Leo Apotheker, CEO of Cisco's (CSCO) MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - May 18, 2011 1:04 PM ET
Similar charts have been published, but Engadget's is the best we've seen
Apple's (AAPL) edge over Motorola (MOT), Hewlett Packard (HPQ) and Research in Motion (RIMM) would be clearer if Engadget had included price, availability and number of apps.
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[Follow Philip Elmer-DeWitt on Twitter @philiped]Philip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 3, 2011 7:02 AM ET
A casual remark by an Apple blogger sets the agenda for a tech news cycle
Daring Fireball's John Gruber was writing a brief note about HP's (HPQ) TouchPad tablet computer, unveiled Wednesday but not available before this summer, when he dropped the "3" bomb:
Summer feels like a long time away. If my theory is right, they're not only going to be months behind the iPad 2, but if they slip MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 10, 2011 6:36 AM ET
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