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    HP APC 2011:TouchPad to ship in QuickOffice editable plus wireless printing.
    and with no white cord to tie in and authorize your device.


    “The feedback is there isn’t a sense of security with an iPad and that is a corporation’s major concern. With WebOS you don’t need a machine with a white cord to tie in and authorize your device. WebOS is truly cloud based. With WebOS I can take my SIM card and put it into another Palm and in five minutes have my complete calendar, Outlook, all the apps I’ve downloaded and not even need to be tied to a PC,” DiFranco noted.

    In an HP Americas Partner Conference session here Tuesday, Todd Achilles, an HP VP focused on telco providers, led a crowded session on the TouchPad as a corporate device. WebOS, he said, will provide a clean, secure way for IT to push out corporate apps to authorized users. “You can just push a URL out to your employees only, they click on the download and get their proprietary app. It’s a very clean way to manage employee devices,” he noted.

    WebOS 3.0 will support 128-bit SSL encryption and “most of” Microsoft’s ActiveSync profiles, he said. The new TouchPad will ship with Quickoffice to allow viewing and editing of Microsoft Office documents, an Open Search feature to find corporate resources, plus wireless printing.


    Full article:HP TouchPad seeks to exploit iPad Achilles' heel

    LAS VEGAS -- Hewlett-Packard Co. and its partners said the HP TouchPad can win over iPad business users who have had their fill of iTunes “tyranny.”

    Many business users in love with their Apple iPads have forced their corporate IT to accept the consumer devices, but even those same users say iPad’s reliance on iTunes has its drawbacks.

    ITunes serves as the sole on-ramp (and bottleneck) for iPad apps. Any kind of application that runs on the iPad must travel from iTunes, across Apple Inc.’s proprietary white cord into the device.

    HP is banking that its partners –which it is encouraging to develop mobile practices around WebOS—can convince those customers to cut that white cord and go with the upcoming HP TouchPad.

    HP: Businesses need to cut Apple’s white cord
    Several attendees of this week’s HP Americas Partners Conference think they can do just that. “I think there’s a real market for a business-oriented touch device that will work with desktop peripherals as needed,” said Rick Chernick, CEO of Green Bay, Wisc.-based Camera Corner/Connecting Point, a long-time HP partner.

    HP showed off demo devices on the show floor here. Three models—with 16, 32 and 64 gigs of memory—are due sometime “this summer.” One HP exec said to expect a first WiFi-only model to debut in June, along with the upcoming WebOS 3.0.

    Two partner execs at the show said HP has a shot at this market, but it will be a tough row to hoe. Pulling out their iPads to illustrate the point, they said the HP device along with the Motorola Xoom and the Cisco Cius are all nice, but none of them have as nice a look and feel as the iPad.

    Pushing WebOS as business-friendly iOS alternative
    HP channel chief Stephen DiFranco said HP is dead serious about this TouchPad/WebOS push while recognizing the head start Apple has with its consumer-oriented tablet.

    “The feedback is there isn’t a sense of security with an iPad and that is a corporation’s major concern. With WebOS you don’t need a machine with a white cord to tie in and authorize your device. WebOS is truly cloud based. With WebOS I can take my SIM card and put it into another Palm and in five minutes have my complete calendar, Outlook, all the apps I’ve downloaded and not even need to be tied to a PC,” DiFranco noted.

    In an HP Americas Partner Conference session here Tuesday, Todd Achilles, an HP VP focused on telco providers, led a crowded session on the TouchPad as a corporate device. WebOS, he said, will provide a clean, secure way for IT to push out corporate apps to authorized users. “You can just push a URL out to your employees only, they click on the download and get their proprietary app. It’s a very clean way to manage employee devices,” he noted.

    WebOS 3.0 will support 128-bit SSL encryption and “most of” Microsoft’s ActiveSync profiles, he said. The new TouchPad will ship with Quickoffice to allow viewing and editing of Microsoft Office documents, an Open Search feature to find corporate resources, plus wireless printing.

    Karen Appleton, VP of business development with Box.Net, an ISV that develops content management applications for such devices, said she has high hopes for HP because of the corporate marketing and sales push it can put behind TouchPad.

    She doesn’t see ITunes as a negative for Apple at all. The bigger problem is that HP can bring the full force of its own business sales force (and its partners) to move TouchPads into business accounts whereas Apple has “barely started” an enterprise sales force, she said.

    Leigh Carpenter, director of strategic services for San Diego-based Nth Generation Computing Inc., said she’s very interested in the new machines but it’s not clear yet how WebOS will do. “It will be hard to beat the iPad,” she said.

    WebOS, despite its Palm Computing pedigree, is not the only contender to the iPad/iOS mantle: IDC this week projected that Microsoft Windows 7 Phone will surpass iPhone sales by 2015, although that news prompted skepticism. (IMO IDC is wrong)

    HP TouchPad seeks to exploit iPad Achilles heel
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    If this was posted a year ago, it might have had some value, but unfortunately, this part is no longer true:

    Many business users in love with their Apple iPads have forced their corporate IT to accept the consumer devices, but even those same users say iPad’s reliance on iTunes has its drawbacks.

    ITunes serves as the sole on-ramp (and bottleneck) for iPad apps. Any kind of application that runs on the iPad must travel from iTunes, across Apple Inc.’s proprietary white cord into the device.

    Companies are creating their own app stores, users get the apps from that store, no white cable needed for that part of it. Policies, remote wipe, lock down of device, password enforcement all done remotely.

    Maybe HP should throw in they will buy back all the ipads companies like Deutsche Bank purchased.
    Last edited by sinsin07; 03/30/2011 at 07:39 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinsin07 View Post
    If this was posted a year ago, it might have had some value, but unfortunately, this part is no longer true:

    Many business users in love with their Apple iPads have forced their corporate IT to accept the consumer devices, but even those same users say iPad’s reliance on iTunes has its drawbacks.

    ITunes serves as the sole on-ramp (and bottleneck) for iPad apps. Any kind of application that runs on the iPad must travel from iTunes, across Apple Inc.’s proprietary white cord into the device.

    Companies are creating their own app stores, users get the apps from that store, no white cable needed for that part of it. Policies, remote wipe, lock down of device, password enforcement all done remotely.

    Maybe HP should throw in they will buy back all the ipads companies like Deutsche Bank purchased.
    Well since iPad has only had a "minor" impact in some F100 companies (more risk tolerant, less heavily regulated) there is more than enough opportunity for HP (and RIM) to easily squeeze out Apple in the corporate sector.
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    This part was interesting

    "HP showed off demo devices on the show floor here. Three models—with 16, 32 and 64 gigs of memory—are due sometime “this summer.”

    16,32,64 gigs!! I don't remember them saying there will be a 64gb model at the hp WebOS Think Beyond event.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cobrakon View Post
    Well since iPad has only had a "minor" impact in some F100 companies (more risk tolerant, less heavily regulated) there is more than enough opportunity for HP (and RIM) to easily squeeze out Apple in the corporate sector.
    Is Banking consider heavily regulated? Some major banks are looking at or have adopted iPad/Iphone. Not saying there is not room for anything else. The thing is the fact that so many people are buying the other devices, and with things like Citrix and Good, your security theroy goes out the window.

    Quote Originally Posted by prethadd81 View Post
    This part was interesting



    "HP showed off demo devices on the show floor here. Three models—with 16, 32 and 64 gigs of memory—are due sometime “this summer.”



    16,32,64 gigs!! I don't remember them saying there will be a 64gb model at the hp WebOS Think Beyond event.

    64GB is good, I hope they have it the smaller Touchpad size, that's the size I need next.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinsin07 View Post
    ...Maybe HP should throw in they will buy back all the ipads companies like Deutsche Bank purchased.
    Huh???? Why in the world would HP want to buy iPads, when they've got their own devices. No one "buys back" the competitor's devices, they let the consumers/businesses realize their are other products out there and move on from their initial mistake.
    Last edited by berdinkerdickle; 04/01/2011 at 01:14 AM.
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    This thread is about the TouchPad shipping with QuickOffice for document editing, and wireless printing.

    We have a thread for talking about how Apple already has the market locked up until the Second Coming. Thanks!
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    HP Pushes Cloud Printing With Google
    Hewlett-Packard on Thursday enhanced its mobile printing service by adding support for Google's Cloud Print, which will enable smartphones and tablet users to print documents from applications such as Gmail and Google Docs.
    HP Pushes Cloud Printing With Google - PCWorld Business Center
    Just call me Berd.

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