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3 Prototypes From HP, In Outline 104

Posted by timothy
from the /_337-photoshop-sk1llz dept.
tekgoblin writes "Since the recent HP buyout of PALM we have been waiting for what HP may have in store for us. Well HP's CTO Phil McKinney has tweeted some pictures of 3 new devices that could be released in the near future." Note: the pictures' most relevant bits are blacked out with the subtlety of an expurgated FBI document, but they have me curious, especially about the wrist-worn device.
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3 Prototypes From HP, In Outline

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  • Worthless article (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday August 29, 2010 @06:22PM (#33411026)

    What the fuck is this? One short paragraph and three photos showing black rectangles?

  • Here's to hoping (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Pojut (1027544) on Sunday August 29, 2010 @06:23PM (#33411036) Homepage

    WebOS is a decent piece of software...here's to hoping HP leverages it intelligently.

  • by skoda (211470) on Sunday August 29, 2010 @06:27PM (#33411044) Homepage

    Ooh! Look! They've invented paper and the $0.99 solar-powered calculator!

    HP's already announced and seemingly canceled amazing new Win7 tablet. They've bought WebOS and then suggested that they're going to stuff it in printers, so forget about tablets for now. So what are they doing here? More stuff that doesn't exist or won't leave the lab? Or won't be sold until I've already bought my iPad 2?

    Why don't these companies mimic Apple where it matters? Don't rumor, tease, prototype, spin, et cyk? Shut up until you've got something work talking about...and then release it!

  • A new low (Score:5, Insightful)

    by ColdWetDog (752185) on Sunday August 29, 2010 @06:27PM (#33411052) Homepage
    For content here at Slashdot. If you don't have the imagination to make up something, then redact some random shapes in a picture and call it 'news'.

    Come on now guys. This is embarrassing.
  • by WrongSizeGlass (838941) on Sunday August 29, 2010 @06:30PM (#33411066)
    The pics look like a blacked out iPad, iPhone and iWatch ... or HP Slate, Palm Pre and Casio digital watch. Either way I'm not holding my breath.
  • by mickwd (196449) on Sunday August 29, 2010 @06:41PM (#33411116)

    Let's hope they use it intelligently.

    Why use a pretentious three-syllable management-wank-speak word in place of a perfectly acceptable single-syllable word which means the same thing?

  • by Eevee (535658) on Sunday August 29, 2010 @06:49PM (#33411150)

    Shut up until you've got something work talking about...and then release it!

    They'll release it as soon as they figure out how to require it to use up an ink cartridge once a week.

  • by Martin Blank (154261) on Sunday August 29, 2010 @10:53PM (#33412112) Journal

    They've bought WebOS and then suggested that they're going to stuff it in printers, so forget about tablets for now.

    They've already confirmed the WebOS tablet for Q1 2011 (once in an all-hands meeting and once in the quarterly results conference call), and have said a couple of times that the Win7 tablet is not dead.

  • by Zorque (894011) on Monday August 30, 2010 @12:27AM (#33412402)

    "people who just do not like Apple"

    I think you underestimate just how many of us there are. Aside from that, any HP product is probably going to be 2/3 to half the price of the competing Apple product, and likely be more open as well.

  • by xtracto (837672) on Monday August 30, 2010 @07:39AM (#33413592) Journal

    Both you and GP where close...

    If you zoom in the screen reflections you will only get the *back* of the devices.

    You were closer, however what needs to be done is to zoom on the screen reflections looking for the eyes, then zoom into those and zoom again on the respective eye reflections to get the image of the front of the devices.

    On a serious note, I have lost every desire to buy HP devices. Nowadays they are *very* poor quality.

    The last thing I bought was an HP notebook about 10 years ago... it lasted for about 3 years and suddenly the DC connector stopped working (it seems it was a known issue on HPs that the solder points of the jacks were crappy). In addition, my brother recently bought an HP netbook... it a bit more than 1 year (enough so that the warranty ended) before it just stopped working (the motherboard was fried).

    I have been buying ASUS since about 15 years (first, mainboards... GREAT mainboards along with ABit) and later I have bought 3 EEE netbooks (1 for me, 1 for my wife and 1 for a friend who liked our devices) and they all have been great so far (2 years the oldest).

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