Rest in peace, webOS, we hardly know ye! HP announced today that "it will discontinue operations for webOS devices, specifically the TouchPad and webOS phones." The company plans to seek out other ways to monetize the operating system and software, though exactly how is unclear at this time. Regardless, it won't be through their own devices moving forward.
As we edge closer to September, the August rumor cycle begins steaming up. Will September 7 prove the magic day? Will the iPhone 5 make its appearance? Will you be able to buy it that day? And what about this mysterious discount iPhone we keep hearing about? Prepaid? All in the cloud? What gives?
Remember that weekend sale we told you about last Friday that could nab you the HP TouchPad for a cool $100 off the retail price? Take your time, there’s no hurry -- HP has now made the price cut permanent in its race to make webOS the number two spot in the tablet market.
Rumors, rumors, everywhere rumors, the iPhone 5 is coming! But when? And does it look like the sweet picture in our gallery? We can only hope. That's a hot tip all right, and it matches some other bits of information coming in, so it looks like we're down to team September release or team October. But what other hot news what shaking the Applesphere this week? Let's have a look see, shall we?
Apple rules the tablet roost with the iPad, but that isn’t stopping others from trying to shake its golden eggs from the nest. Case in point: HP is running a promotion this weekend only for its webOS-driven TouchPad, making this slick competitor a better value than the iPad -- if you act fast.
When Steve Jobs claimed Apple was the number one mobile device company in the world this past January, based on combined sales of MacBooks, iPads, iPods, and iPhones, eyebrows went up. He said, "Apple is a mobile devices company. This is what we do." Well, industry sources now agree.
It's long been the sentiment that Mac users are simply more creative than their PC brethren. Obviously, that's neither fair nor entirely accurate, but it's a feeling that's been embraced by the creative community to the extent that you'll find Macs almost by default in many, if not most artistic agencies. When the call to creative action sounds, therefore, count on Mac users to answer the challenge in force.
Apple has certainly held its own against a wave of contenders to the tablet throne this year, with only the $399 Asus Eee Pad Transformer coming anywhere near what could be considered modest success. On July 1, HP is going to throw its considerable weight into the mix with the long-awaited webOS-based TouchPad.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs went from his rousing WWDC 2011 keynote in San Francisco on Monday to a city council meeting in Cupertino on Tuesday night, where he pitched a futuristic new 98-acre, four-story campus which could open its doors in 2015.