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    HP webOS TouchPad launch in June. HP is putting its money to its new WebOS based tablet computing strategy.

    I am highlighting the most important comments made in Monday at the HP APC 2011 event, the first one is confirming for June the TouchPad launch and the second one an interesting comment made by one HP partner. IMHO those are great news. HP is making good at the event.

    “The first HP TouchPad units off the line will be "fully PartnerOne eligible and aligned." What's more, he said, PartnerOne benefits around training and deal registration will also be available to partners when the product is launched in June”: Matt Smith, director of Americas Channel Marketing for HP.

    Rick Chernick, CEO of Camera Corner Connecting Point, a Green Bay Wisc. HP partner who has seen the new WebOS HP offering and phones, said he was excited about the HP mobility opportunity.

    "I've seen the product," he said. "It's gorgeous. I think it is going to sell like crazy."


    Full article:

    Stephen DiFranco, vice president and general manager, Solution Partners Organization – Americas, on Monday kicked off the company's Americas Partner Conference by announcing that the company is putting its PartnerOne channel program muscle fully behind its WebOS-based offering.

    With a call to action for partners to build business mobility practices around WebOS, DiFranco promised partners that the $126 billion computer giant will have robust PartnerOne program benefits to incent partners to get into the mobility game with HP.

    Beginning this summer, DiFranco said, HP partners will be able to sell WebOS solutions and tap into new HP PartnerONE program benefits including market development funds, volume programs, big deal registration and practice development for partners selling WebOS products, such as the HP TouchPad.

    What's more, he said, in November, HP plans to introduce an Elite mobility program offering that will provide more substantial benefits for partners that meet higher level HP mobility partner requirements.

    "We are going to help our partners develop mobility practices that include services like app development, mobility virtualization and mobility management," said DiFranco. HP is holding a mobility event on Wednesday at the partner conference aimed at getting its partners to build mobility practices.

    8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. General Session with executive vice presidents Todd Bradley (PSG) and Vyomesh Joshi (IPG)
    1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Invitation only Mobility Executive Summit

    DiFranco said HP is uniquely positioned to help partners succeed in the commercial based tablet and connective devices market. "Companies are going to want to have specific apps for their businesses," he said. "Partners are going to be very very important here helping customers find mobility apps that are core to their business."

    Matt Smith, director of Americas Channel Marketing for HP, said that the first HP TouchPad units off the line will be "fully PartnerOne eligible and aligned." What's more, he said, PartnerOne benefits around training and deal registration will also be available to partners when the product is launched in June.

    Smith also promised that partners will have "price parity" with retail outlets carrying the products under an HP MAP (Manufacturer Advertised Price) initiative. In fact, he said, HP was more concerned about commercial partners possibly undercutting retail pricing. "Partners should be able to get good margins," he said.

    Rick Chernick, CEO of Camera Corner Connecting Point, a Green Bay Wisc. HP partner who has seen the new WebOS HP offering and phones, said he was excited about the HP mobility opportunity.

    "I've seen the product," he said. "It's gorgeous. I think it is going to sell like crazy."

    Source: http://www.crn.com/news/client-devic...tm?itc=refresh
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    nice! Great find!
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    thanks cantaffordit
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    I was hoping CCCP was a mover and shaker in the PC world. I don't think they have pull with buyers the way best buy does or newegg or chain stores might but it is still good to hear. Then again I think anybody (including myself) who got their hands on the hardware would say they loved it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rkguy View Post
    I was hoping CCCP was a mover and shaker in the PC world. I don't think they have pull with buyers the way best buy does or newegg or chain stores might but it is still good to hear.
    The Union of Socialist Soviet Republics hasn't been high up in the high-tech game for over 20 years now, in part because it hasn't existed in that long.

    Joke aside, being a gorgeous product hasn't helped webOS so far because the developer community seems split between Android and iPhone and also seems perfectly content dogfooding for their platform of choice - and now that Apple has the Apps, users on the whole tend to value that highest. Interface and basic gorgeosity was only important when Apple briefly was the nicest system.

    At the next HP event, I want Jon to announce immediate availability for the February Three, give the stage to Phil McKinney whom I want to announce very soon availability for a handful of "other form factor" devices and then give the stage to Léo, who should only jump up and down chanting "DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS, DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS, c'mon sing it with me: DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS...". Or do something similar.
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    IMO there are channel partners developers for enterprise and business and solo developers
    that work by they own.

    The difference between them is: Channel partners are companies developers with a certain number of developers in who make different kind of apps not fun apps but it add value to a device like the TouchPad. Example: In the health sector. Those are VARs developers partners.

    HP is trying to get the VARs developers , who have even been in the mobile sector yet but in the PCs.
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    Great news... sometimes I think: "-How the akitayo find this things?"


    Best Regards...
    "If A Man Isn't Willing To Take Some Risk For His Opinions, Either His Opinions Are No Good Or He's No Good!" - Ezra Pound (Poet & Critic)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rnp View Post
    Great news... sometimes I think: "-How the akitayo find this things?"


    Best Regards...
    With love for Palm : HP webOS, and a lot of dedication on the very early morning.

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