HP announces bd135, company's first Blu-ray writer

Like most companies here at CES, HP is getting busy launching stuff left and right. In addition to its usual assortment of laptops, desktops and servers, HP decided that it now wants to get into the Blu-ray game. While HP was already doing a fair bit of HD DVD stuff before, this is the company's first major foray into Blu-ray. Here's what we do know: the new burner will be called the bd135, and the word from the floor is that it'll ship within the first half of this year, but we're still waiting on a price. We'll keep you posted as info rolls in.