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Apple sold an astounding 47 million iPhones in Q4 2012. This was only good enough for second place in the “smartphone wars”. Samsung, the clear leader, sold nearly 65 million smartphones. The success of Samsung, which is dominating the Android market, is no doubt partly due to their constant, aggressive marketing. Expect more of this as the market continues to grow and continues to attract more and more competition. Since the 2007...

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White AT&T HP Veer now just $0.01 at Amazon (with contract)
Jun07

White AT&T HP Veer now just $0.01 at Amazon (with contract)

The HP Veer is the company’s little brother to the Pre 3. It signifies HP’s efforts to put webOS into the hands of the ‘average consumer’, not someone who usually targets smartphones when buying a new handset. The Veer is a bit exclusive also, in that it really can’t be used by people (read: men) with large hands. So the little cute webOS device probably wants to appeal to women more. And now that...

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HP TouchPad may launch on June 12
May30

HP TouchPad may launch on June 12

HP’s first webOS-powered tablet, the TouchPad, is going to be a nice entrance in the tablet market which is getting more and more crowded by the day. That’s even if the TouchPad won’t manage to outsell Apple’s iPad, as HP seems to think will happen. We’ve heard before that the TouchPad may finally launch in June, and today’s information comes to confirm that, as well as peg a specific date for the...

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HP is delusional, thinks the Touchpad will sell more than the iPad
May23

HP is delusional, thinks the Touchpad will sell more than the iPad

Today’s funny moment is brought to you by HP. More specifically, Eric Cador, HP’s European head, has said that HP’s Touchpad is going to be “better than number one”, “number one plus”. Okay, so he didn’t actually say that the Touchpad will sell better than the iPad, although that’s clearly what he implied. Not saying it directly is certainly smart, as he’s going to be able to...

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Verizon’s HP Pre 3 passes the FCC
May11

Verizon’s HP Pre 3 passes the FCC

Back in April, we saw a version of HP’s Pre 3 running on Verizon’s network. While Verizon still hasn’t announced it would offer the smartphone, it may do it quite soon, since a CDMA / EvDo Pre 3 has been approved by the FCC yesterday. The Pre 3 approved by the Federal Commission also has GSM / UMTS connectivity, so it will be a world phone when (if) launched by Verizon. The HP Pre 3 runs webOS 2.2 and features a 3.6 inch WVGA...

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HP Veer 4G announced by AT&T, will be available on May 15
May04

HP Veer 4G announced by AT&T, will be available on May 15

Well, what do you know, the tiny HP Veer is coming to AT&T later this month: today, the carrier has officially announced that the smartphone would be exclusively available to its customers starting May 15, in two color versions (black and white). Since it’s one of the “20 4G devices” that AT&T will introduce “by the end of the year”, its Veer has been dubbed HP Veer 4G. The new HP smartphone will cost $99.99 with a 2-yr...

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White HP Veer 4G coming to AT&T soon?
Apr29

White HP Veer 4G coming to AT&T soon?

Officially introduced way back in February alongside the HP Pre 3 and the HP TouchPad, the Palm HP Veer seems to be making its way to AT&T. Some press photos of a Veer running on AT&T’s network have appeared over at Pocket Now. Surprisingly, this is a white version of the Veer (unannounced until now). The Veer will support AT&T’s HSPA+ network, thus it will be one of the carrier’s 4G smartphones. Other than HSPA+, the...

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Screenshots of WebOS 3.0 Leak, Show off HP TouchPad
Apr07

Screenshots of WebOS 3.0 Leak, Show off HP TouchPad

We’ve seen pictures taken of HP’s new version of WebOS before, but now we have actually found some screenshots, courtesy of PreCentral. These shots show a few aspects of the OS, as if it were on the HP TouchPad. We still don’t know when we’ll actually be able to get some hands-on time with WebOS 3.0, but since we are starting to see screenshots leaked through to us, it likely means we’re getting pretty...

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New HP WebOS smartphone (Stingray?) and Verizon Pre 3 leaked
Apr06

New HP WebOS smartphone (Stingray?) and Verizon Pre 3 leaked

Since HP took over Palm, the company announced only two new smartphones: the HP Pre 3, and the HP Veer. A third one may come soon, and, unlike the Pre 3 and the Veer, it seems that it won’t have a QWERTY keyboard. PreCentral received an image which allegedly shows the upcoming HP smartphone. Possibly codenamed HP Stingray, the handset is a bit bigger than the Pre 3, and likely has a WVGA display. That’s pretty much all we know about...

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Verizon Palm Pre 2 now free on contract
Mar09

Verizon Palm Pre 2 now free on contract

Although the HP Pre 3 has been announced recently, Verizon has only gotten around to starting selling the Palm Pre 2 in the second half of last month. Having the newer model announced while trying to sell the older model can clearly hurt sales, and Verizon’s decision to stock the Pre 2 so late (after all, it’s been announced by HP in October of last year) makes little sense. However, there’s good news for those in...

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