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HP Slings webOS Into Tablet Territory With TouchPad Release

HP will release the TouchPad in select markets Friday, putting the webOS mobile operating system the company acquired when it purchased Palm into an HP-branded tablet. "WebOS is a very solid operating system that's very competitive with both iOS and the Android offerings," Tom Mainelli, a research m...

HP’s New Palm Reading: A Lot Like the Old Palm

HP on Tuesday announced the Palm Pre 2 and webOS 2.0, the next version of the mobile operating system that debuted with the original Palm Pre in 2009. The new hardware and software incorporate incremental improvements. "This is HP trying to get back into the smartphone market," Rob Enderle, principa...

Avaya Unveils Reassuring Product Lineup

Seven months after Avaya closed its acquisition of Nortel and simultaneously released a road map for integrating the two product lines, Avaya has delivered on that plan. It is releasing a cornucopia of new and enhanced products that largely follow the promises Avaya made in January. "Most users on b...

Nexus One First In Line at the Froyo Dessert Bar

Google has begun rolling out Android 2.2 in over-the-air updates to owners of its Nexus One smartphone. Android 2.2, also known as "Froyo," has several new features, including a few that target the business market. Updates for other Android smartphones will have to wait until their customized interf...

Sony Ericsson Starts Some Early Buzz for a Late Android

Handset maker Sony Ericsson on Tuesday announced the new Xperia X10 smartphone. It will run on the Android 1.6 mobile operating system, also known as "Donut." The Xperia X10 will begin shipping to select markets next year. In announcing the Xperia X10, Sony Ericsson named the handset as the flagshi...

Nokia Dives Into Touchscreen Melee With XpressMusic Handset

Nokia introduced its first big touchscreen phone in London Thursday: the 5800 XpressMusic, formerly known as the "Tube." While Nokia isn't positioning the phone outright as an iPhone killer, it certainly shares some similarities of the popular Apple device -- and one that really jabs at Apple's stre...

Microsoft and Yahoo Walk, Cyber-Terror Risk Sticks Around, China Plays Dumb

The battle between Yahoo and investor Carl Icahn heated up a few notches this week. After exchanging a few sharply worded letters with each other, they started writing to investors. The humanity! Though the two parties have been going back and forth for weeks, both have really been trying to make th...

HP, Cingular Partner on New iPaqs

Hewlett-Packard and Cingular are touting their collaboration on the new iPaq 6500 series, heralding the Pocket PC handhelds as the first in the U.S. capable of connecting via Cingular's high-speed EDGE wireless network. The companies said they would cram digital wireless voice and data capability, g...

CommWarrior Strikes at Mobile Phones

After ringing warnings bells for months about the threat of computer viruses for mobile phones, security experts today are reporting the first multimedia messaging service (MMS) virus, CommWarrior, which has the potential -- so far unrealized -- to spread to cell phones all over the world. Security ...

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