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  • Palm confirms new devices, webOS upgrade

    Palm confirms new devices, webOS upgrade

    Ever since HP CEO Mark Hurd said he wasn't interested in smartphones, it's like the company's been making up for lost time -- first by denying the exec's predilections, and more recently by actually asking us to speculate wildly. Now Palm's Developer Relations team has reportedly stepped in to confirm that speculation, telling devs that future devices and a new version of webOS are on the way. While there's no knowing if those devices are smartphones or when we might see them, we're told to expect a "very exciting" next year.

    Palm confirms new devices, webOS upgrade originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 18 Jun 2010 02:36:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • Farmville Coming To The iPhone In Late June, Jobs Pronounces Zynga “Zenya”

    Farmville Coming To The iPhone In Late June, Jobs Pronounces Zynga “Zenya”

    Zynga's hit game Farmville is coming to the iPhone, says the gaming giant's CEO Mark Pincus at this morning's WWDC keynote. This should make the 35 million daily players of Farmville players overjoyed, as now they can create their virtual farms on the go. Oddly, Steve Jobs pronounced Zynga, "Zenya" in the keynote. Twice. The app looks like Farmville on Facebook, but on the iPhone. The app will feature in app purchase support, along with push notifications for harvesting and the like. You'll have access to your same farm, and your same friends as on Facebook as well. The app will launch at the end of June.

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  • HP says it’s in the smartphone market, after all

    HP says it’s in the smartphone market, after all

    HP CEO Mark Hurd certainly caused a few sad faces yesterday when he told investors and analysts that HP "didn't buy Palm to be in the smartphone business," and now the company is trying to walk that back a little -- rest easy, folks, because there are definintely more webOS smartphones on the way. Apparently what Hurd was really trying to say was that HP is excited about using webOS as the foundation for all types of smaller web-connected devices, and smartphones are just a part of that universe -- a part HP intends to pursue. Phew. Now, can we see these new webOS devices, please? Here's the full statement from HP:
    When we look at the market, we see an array of interconnected devices, including tablets, printers, and of course, smartphones. We believe webOS can become the backbone for many of HP's small form factor devices, and we expect to expand webOS's footprint beyond just the smartphone market, all while leveraging our financial strength, scale, and global reach to grow in smartphones.

    HP says it's in the smartphone market, after all originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 03 Jun 2010 17:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • HP CEO: “We didn’t buy Palm to be in the smartphone business”

    HP CEO: “We didn’t buy Palm to be in the smartphone business”

    digg_url = 'http://digg.com/gadgets/HP_We_didn_t_buy_Palm_to_be_in_the_smartphone_business';You'd think spending a billion dollars on a smartphone company would indicate a desire to, say, make and sell smartphones, but you'd apparently be thinking wrong: HP CEO Mark Hurd just told investors at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch tech conference that his company "didn't buy Palm to be in the smartphone business," and that he's not going to "spend billions of dollars trying to go into the smartphone business; that doesn't in any way make any sense." Yes, that sound you're hearing is Jon Rubinstein's heart breaking into a million tiny pieces. According to Hurd, HP was actually more interested in Palm's IP -- specifically webOS, which he wants to put on "tens of millions of HP small form-factor web-connected devices." Sure, that makes sense, and it lines up perfectly with HP's plan to "double down on webOS" and put it on everything from netbooks and slates to printers, but hey, Mark? You should really look into the smartphone business when you get a second, okay? Just trust us on this one.
    We didn't buy Palm to be in the smartphone business. And I tell people that, but it doesn't seem to resonate well. We bought it for the IP. The WebOS is one of the two ground-up pieces of software that is built as a web operating environment...We have tens of millions of HP small form factor web-connected devices...Now imagine that being a web-connected environment where now you can get a common look and feel and a common set of services laid against that environment. That is a very value proposition.

    [Thanks, Steve]

    HP CEO: "We didn't buy Palm to be in the smartphone business" originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 02 Jun 2010 19:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • HP CEO confirms webOS-powered Slates (and… printers?)

    HP CEO confirms webOS-powered Slates (and… printers?)

    .bbpBox{background:url(http://a3.twimg.com/profile_background_images/55625859/twitter_skin_template.jpg) #1b1b1b;padding:20px;} Hurd: after @Palm close expect to leverage webOS “beyond smart phones into form factors such as slates and web-connected printers” $HPQTue May 18 21:09:41 via webHP Official Newshpnews The very instant it was announced that HP had purchased Palm, one idea set the hearts and minds of geeks everywhere aflame: webOS-powered tablets. webOS [...]

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  • HP to merge printers and PC to bolster both

    HP to merge printers and PC to bolster both

    HP's printer division, long a cash cow, is being folded into its PC division after sales of printers and ink fell this year. Most companies broke out their printer divisions once they realized they could make a lot of money there but now that HP is beating Dell, the company may see a good reason to bring printers and PCs together.

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