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HP Expands Web, Mobile Printing Menu

These aren't your father's printers. That seems to be HP's mantra with its recent moves in the printer space, as it moves to update a staid, if profitable, line of products for the era of cloud computing and the mobile workforce.

This week, HP is out with a new line of printers geared for on-the-go consumers and workers at small and midsize businesses or enterprises. The new devices come with a host of partnerships and integrations. For instance, HP is offering printers that can access content from Yahoo or Barnes & Noble's eBookstore and print directly from an iPhone. Small Business Computing has the details.


HP made a bold move to expand its Web printing agenda today, unveiling several products designed to give users more options for on-the-go printing from websites and mobile devices. The company said the products address a wide range of use cases from consumers to small and midsize businesses and right up through the enterprise.

Probably the most distinctive new product is the HP Photosmart eStation All-in-One printer, which includes a detachable 7-inch, full-color touchscreen that functions as a mobile e-reader. The touchscreen includes access to Barnes & Noble's (NYSE: BKS) eBookstore that boasts more than a million online titles. The unit, available now for $399, also offers custom content from Yahoo (NASDAQ: YHOO) sites and Yahoo Mail, and it can function as a music player.

Read the full story at Small Business Computing:
HP Makes Big Web, Mobile Printing Play