San Antonio — The Progressive Retailers Organization was at the Westin La Cantera Hill Coun
New York — Hewlett-Packard unveiled its first Android-based, Tegra 4-powered tablet/laptop hybrid today with the introduction of the SlateBook X2.
The company also expanded its Windows 8-based Split X2 tablet/laptop hybrids with the addition of a 13.3-inch model.
The SlateBook X2 is HP’s first venture outside the Windows operating system for a laptop or tablet. The SlateBook has a 10-inch FullHD touch display and a full-size detachable keyboard; it comes with batteries in both the keyboard and tablet sections.
Waban, Mass. – Apple and Hewlett-Packard earned the top slots in a recent poll for producing the most functional, accessible and emotional computer products among U.S. consumers.
The study by Temkin Group Research, a customer experience and research firm, looked at 10 PC brands: Acer, Apple, Compaq, Dell, eMachines, HP, Lenovo, Sony and Toshiba.
Barcelona, Spain — Hewlett-Packard is going to give the tablet business a second try.
The company announced the Android 4.1-based HP Slate 7 at the Mobile World Congress show, here. The 13-ounce device has a 7-inch display, ARM dual-core Cortex A9 1.6GHz processor, and a 3-megapixel webcam. It has a stainless-steel frame and comes in either red or black.
Shipping will start in April at $169.
Redmond, Wash. — Microsoft and Nikon have entered a patent licensing agreement that provides broad coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio for certain Nikon cameras running the Android platform.
Palo Alto, Calif. – Hewlett Packard posted a net profit and revenue increased for its fiscal first quarter despite poor sales in its personal systems and printer segments.
The company generated $1.2 billion in net earnings on revenue of $28.4 billion for the quarter, ended Jan. 31. This was down from the first quarter of 2012 when net earnings were $1.5 billion on $30 billion in sales.
Palo Alto, Calif. — Hewlett-Packard today released its first Chromebook, the Pavilion 14.
The Pavilion 14 has a 14-inch display and a 16GB solid-state drive. It runs on an Intel Celeron processor with Intel HD graphics and can take up to 4GB of memory.
Other features include a webcam and HDMI, USB 2.0 and Ethernet ports. It also comes with two years of 100GB of free Google Drive storage.
The Pavilion 14 is available starting today from HPdirect.com for $329.
Palo Alto, Calif. – Hewlett-Packard has extended its mobile photo printing service to Walgreens, allowing customers to order prints from their mobile iOS devices for pickup at the chain’s more than 8,000 drugstores nationwide.
The deal brings the number of HP public print locations to some 30,000 sites across the globe.
iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch users can order prints of their photos via a free HP ePrint Service app, and pick them up from a local Walgreens in as little as an hour.
New York – Hewlett-Packard today released the Envy 120, its second Envy-branded inkjet all-in-one printer.
The Envy 120 follows last year’s Envy 110 as the company’s main effort to create a high-end, stylish printer, copier and scanner, said Ed Newman, HP’s director of future product marketing. HP uses the Envy brand on all its higher-end models across its product portfolio.
New York – Dennis May, CEO of hhgregg, Todd Bradley, executive VP printing & personal systems for HP and John Shalam, founder & chairman of Voxx International, were honored by the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) National Consumer Technology during a dinner on Saturday evening at the Grand Hyatt hotel, here.
Top industry executives were there to salute May, who received the American Heritage award, Bradley, who received the Patricia Rienzi Legacy award and Shalam, who was presented with the Lifetime Achievement award.