In 1983 three former Texas Instruments executives launched the first IBM PC compatible computer that was the beginning of the mobile PC industry. The Compaq Portable demonstrated that mobile computers were the wave of the future.
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HP tried to soften its abandonment of the webOS platform by making it open source. Open webOS just got a major update and is readying the full release but it can't be used on "existing devices". How many times can HP publicly kill off webOS?
Workers are starting to bring their own beloved gadgets to work. Companies should embrace this, as there are benefits to be enjoyed. This is especially true for small businesses.
We are already seeing tablets with keyboard docks, but none as practical as the HP tc1100 hybrid design from years past. Let's bring it back with Windows 8.
HP is offering TouchPads to developers for $150. The question is why should anyone develop apps for a dead platform?
The HP TouchPad may be an orphaned device, but HP released a new update to webOS that improves the tablet. The ability to pair any phone with the TouchPad is awesome.
HP to sell TouchPads to employees come September 28. Those looking to order one may find the line ahead of them just got longer.
Here are some homebrew patches that make core apps on the HP TouchPad work better by adding cool options.
HP is building a final batch of TouchPads, but if you don't already have an order with them for one you may not get one.
We are fond of referring to the calm before the storm, but as activity winds down in the webOS world given the final run of TouchPads currently being created, we may only see a lot more calm.