HP Veer, Smartphones’ Runt, Goes to AT&T on May 15

If you’re not a fan of the oversized smartphone craze, seek solace in HP’s Veer 4G, a diminutive smartphone that’s coming to AT&T for $99 on May 15.

By hiding a slide-out QWERTY keyboard behind a 2.6-inch, 320-by-400 resolution display, the HP Veer manages to be puny. Length and width are roughly equal to a credit card, and thickness …

Analyst: Apple to Double Growth, Outpace IBM by 2013

Talk about a comeback. The Cupertino-based company that couldn’t make a product stick a decade and a half ago looks to become a $200 billion revenue juggernaut by the end of 2012.

That, says Forrester Research CEO George Colony, would make Apple even bigger than IBM.

Thank the rise of apps, the new hurricane force driving mobile …

Apple’s iPad 2: It’s Still the One

When Apple unveiled the iPad back in January of 2010, the company’s competitors rightly saw a huge opportunity. Now that Steve Jobs & Co. had created the first modern tablet computer, other manufacturers could build on the ideas it originated. They could offer features that it didn’t. They could deliver more bang for the …

How to Sell a Tablet: Apps and Price First, Tech Specs Second

I try to keep a level head about Apple products. I own several, but I also own plenty of non-Apple stuff as well (I use a PC! Can you believe it?!).

This whole tablet movement has been fascinating to watch, though, and Apple’s been navigating the minefield impressively. It’s setting up some mines along the way, which helps, but …

HP TouchPad to BlackBerry PlayBook: Quit Copying Me!

Nothing like stirring the pot between two tablet makers, eh? That’s just what Laptop did by calling the attention of HP and BlackBerry to the similarities between both companies’ upcoming tablets.

According to Laptop:

“Both tablets render open programs as cards that you can easily swipe through for multitasking, and you can close …

Two Minute Video: The HP TouchPad Tablet is Coming

The HP TouchPad was announced this week. It’s a slick-looking tablet that’s nearly identical in size to the iPad but sports a faster dual-core processor, front-facing camera and runs the WebOS interface that was developed by Palm before it was acquired by HP last year.

The lack of a price tag or firm availability date are both a bit …

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