HP announced their TouchPad today, based on Palm’s WebOS (HP acquired Palm last April for $1.2B). The TouchPad, in every way looks like an iPad, but there are some pretty intuitive features of WebOS that look amazing.
Here are the specs of the TouchPad:
The device supports multi-tasking and Flash. It comes with Quickoffice and supports Google Docs, Dropbox, and Box.net for cloud file storage as well as HP Wireless Printer support. It also uses Skype for video calls.
A brief spec list:
- Dual core, 1.2 Ghz Snapdragon processor
- 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR,
- Gyro/Accelerometer, Compass
- 9.7, 1024×768 display, 1.3 megapixel webcam, supports video calling
- 1.6 pounds, 13.7 mm thick
One of the neatest features during today’s demo, was the ability to share any URL from the new Pre 3 by tapping it to the TouchPad. As a platform, WebOS at this point looks like it will slay any Android tablet and the upcoming Blackberry Playbook. Android is just too all over the place, and analysts are saying HP will take the number two spot behind Apple with the TouchPad. No pricing has been announced yet.
What do you think? Compared to other tablets out there, how does WebOS and the TouchPad fare for you?
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