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Feb 9, 2011

HP to pit ‘TouchPad’ against iPad this summer

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 9 (Reuters) – Hewlett-Packard Co (HPQ.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz)
unveiled its entrant in the tablet race, announcing a
touchscreen device for summer release called the TouchPad to
try to steal momentum from Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) popular iPad.

The 9.7-inch tablet runs on the webOS mobile operating
system, which HP acquired last summer in its $1.2 billion
purchase of handheld device pioneer Palm.

Feb 9, 2011

HP’s Palm set to unveil tablet

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – It’s the $1.2 billion question: What is Hewlett-Packard’s new Palm unit cooking up for tablet computers?

Investors and gadget fans are likely to get their answer Wednesday, when HP plans to show off its entry into the tablet market, along with new smartphones.

Feb 8, 2011

Dell prepping Windows tablet, refreshing PCs

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Dell Inc showed off a tablet device for business users that runs Microsoft’s Windows software, as the personal computer company continues to push aggressively into the mobile market.

Although many analysts believe the current version of Windows is not a good fit for touchscreen tablets, Dell said its commercial customers are looking for the familiarity and security of the Microsoft environment in a more portable package.

Feb 8, 2011

Dell prepping Windows tablet, refreshing business PCs

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 8 (Reuters) – Dell Inc (DELL.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) is
preparing a tablet device for business users that runs
Microsoft’s (MSFT.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) Windows software, as the company continues
to push aggressively into the mobile market.

The world’s No. 2 maker of personal computers has already
launched tablets that run on Google’s (GOOG.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) Android mobile
software, but Dell said its commercial customers are looking
for the familiarity of the Windows environment in a more
portable package.

Feb 7, 2011

HP’s Palm to unveil tablet; challenges loom

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – It’s the $1.2 billion question: What is Hewlett-Packard’s new Palm unit cooking up for tablet computers?

Investors and gadget fans are likely to get their answer on Wednesday, when HP plans to show off its entry into the tablet market, along with new smartphones.

Feb 2, 2011

Unreleased Apple iPad spotted at News Corp event

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 2 (Reuters) – Spotted at Rupert
Murdoch’s splashy digital newspaper launch on Wednesday: a
prototype of Apple’s (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) newest iPad.

A Reuters eyewitness saw what appeared to be a working
model of the next iPad with a front-facing camera at the top
edge of the glass screen at a press conference to mark the
debut of News Corp’s Daily online paper in New York on
Wednesday. [ID:nN01120497]

Feb 1, 2011

Apple blocks Sony Reader app from iPhone

SAN FRANCISCO/LONDON (Reuters) – Apple Inc has blocked rival Sony Corp’s electronic book application from the iPhone because it would have circumvented Apple’s system for buying content.

The scrap is the latest in Apple’s long history of tense relations with media companies. They have clashed for years over pricing and how music, movies and books are sold on Apple’s mobile devices, the iPod, iPhone and iPad.

Jan 27, 2011

SanDisk revenue forecast exceeds estimates

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – SanDisk Corp offered a forecast for the current quarter and 2011 above Wall Street’s expectations, in a sign the flash memory supplier continues to benefit from strong demand for mobile devices.

Shares fell 3 percent after SanDisk reported fourth-quarter margins that were short of expectations, but they rebounded to rise 1 percent when the company issued its forecast on a conference call with analysts.

Jan 27, 2011

SanDisk margins disappoint, shares fall

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – SanDisk Corp reported a higher-than-expected profit on strong demand for mobile devices, but shares of the flash memory supplier fell 3 percent as margins disappointed investors.

SanDisk’s shares have surged 70 percent over the past year as the company and its rivals have benefited from tight supply and price stability in the flash market.

Jan 26, 2011

Symantec profit beats Street, approves buyback

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Security software maker Symantec Corp (SYMC.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) reported better-than-expected profit and authorized a $1 billion share buyback program, sending its shares up 3 percent.

The world’s biggest maker of anti-virus software said the quarter was driven by strength in its consumer, backup and data loss prevention segments.

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