Topic: Tablet

Ad of the Day: HP TouchPad

Russell Brand peddles robot butlers

Meet Russell Brand’s “robot butler.” That’s what the comedian, actor, singer — and now pitchman for HP tablets — calls his TouchPad gadget in this new spot from Goodby Silverstein…

Business Is Slow for PC Makers

Analysts say that the rise of tablets is partly to blame

Hewlett-Packard and Dell, the world’s two largest computer manufacturers, are reporting that their business has taken a hit from a slowdown in consumer sales in the first few months of…

Publications Experiment With Bundling

Charging a premium for digital and throwing in print for little or nothing

So much for giving it away for free online. Increasingly, publishers are charging premium prices for digital content and throwing in the print product at little or no additional cost, reports…

Amazon Close to Launching Tablet, Reports Say

The e-tailer has already put in manufacturing orders

Amazon could be close to releasing its own tablet PC, according to several sources. DigiTimes cites information from its sources saying that Taiwan-based notebook maker Quanta Computer recently received orders from…

iPad Takes a Bite out of Microsoft Sales

Growing interest in tablets led to a decline in PC shipments

Apple’s iPad has taken a big bite out of Microsoft’s PC sales. Microsoft reported on Thursday that its sales in the first quarter fell short of analysts’ predictions despite the company's…