October 16, 2008
| by Rachel Cericola
Over the summer, we saw rumors that HP was planning to put the magic of TouchSmart into a laptop by 2010. Now it looks like they want to bump that date and get them out by the end of this year.
The Wall Street Journal says they company plans to have the product ready, possibly before the end of the holiday shopping season. Knowing how these dates move around so much, it could easily jump to January, etc. So don’t write down anything in pen.
WSJ says that the company is putting the push on the touch technology to help boost lagging computer sales. In other words, people are so obsessed with being able to use their finger, they will completely forget about the down economy. Apparently, “people familiar with the matter” know these things.
HP recently started selling its second wave of TouchSmart PC desktops. The HP TouchSmart IQ804 retails for $1,899, with the IQ816 priced at $2,099.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.