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HP: We’re Still Committed to WebOS!

This is My Next’s Josh Topolsky says that HP still has plans for WebOS. It’s just not the least bit clear what they are.

DeWitt said that there would be staff reductions, but told the team that the company needs people “that are serious about winning” and again reiterated HP’s commitment to developing webOS as a platform. Both DeWitt and Bradley were clear that the current business model of webOS wasn’t working primarily due to lackluster hardware, arguing that HP needed to stop “trying to force non-competitive products into the market.”


Someday, There Will Be a Great 7″ Tablet

 With all due respect to Steve Jobs, I’ve never been convinced by his stance that 7″ tablets are a bad idea. But I haven’t been able to mount a convincing case that he’s wrong, either. The original 7″ Samsung Galaxy Tab suffered from using a version of Android meant for phones.  RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook had even bigger problems. Neither one was a 7-incher you could use to refute Jobs’ argument. On the other hand, though, it was factors other than their screen size that hurt them–so I continue to hold out hope that someone will make a 7″ tablet that’s just plain nice.

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“The Patent System Isn’t Broken–We Are”

Over at This is My Next, Nilay Patel’ latest piece on patents makes the case that much of the current fury over patents on software is misplaced. It’s a long, good read.

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iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad HD, Arrrrrrrgh!

I’ve sort of given up on keeping track of Apple rumors (which is why I cheerfully ignore most of ’em and never write about them here). But here’s Josh Topolsky of This is My Next with a snapshot of the current thinking on the question “When will we see the next iPhone and iPad, and what will they look like?

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