The HP TouchPad runs Hewlett Pckard's own WebOSsoftware. HP originally acquired the
WebOS with its purchase of Palm who had developed the WebOS for use on its line of smartphones. The HP
TouchPad is the first non-smartphone device to use WebOS. This will definitely set it apart from the
numerous Android OS powered tablets PCs.
The HP TouchPad offers plenty of storage as it will ship in both 16GB and 32GB
versions. The TouchPad also offers a compact wireless keyboard for people who don’t want to do a lot of
typing on the touchscreen. Other accessories include a flip-case that doubles as a stand (as does
the Apple iPad case) and a Touchstone dock. The HP TouchPad tablet interface enables perform multiple
tasks; when a user is finished using an application, he can immediately flick it off the screen rather
than shutting the application down.
Other specifications include webOS 3.0, "true multitasking," Touch-to-share, instant-on productivity, a
9.7-inch display (1024 x 768 screen resolution), a dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon CPU (!), inbuilt
gyroscope, accelerometer, compass and 16GB / 32GB of internal storage space. There's also a front-facing
1.3 megapixel webcam, support for video calling, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, A-GPS (3G model
only), "twice the memory of a Pre 2" and a set of stereo speakers.
Here are some of thespecs on HP TouchPad tablet
System: Runs HP WebOS operating
Processor: Uses a speedy 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU.
Weight: Approximately 1.6 pounds.
Display: Sleek black 9.7 inch XGA capacitive, multitouch screen with 18-bit color and 1024×768
Connectors: Charger/microUSB connector with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n; 3G version to
Bluetooth® wireless technology 2.1 with stereo Bluetooth support
Sensors: Light sensor, accelerometer, compass (magnetometer), and
Supports video calls similar to Apple’s FaceTime
Adobe Flash is supported, unlike on the Apple
HP webOS goes big.
Our breakthrough interface features a spacious
workspace and activity cards that provide an easy way to visualize and organize what you’re working on.
Easily move back and forth between cards. And group related cards in stacks—or have them stacked
Pause a game, tap an email notification, check
your calendar, read a restaurant review, send an IM, then switch back to the game without closing
Have a face-to-face conversation on a large,
All the ways you communicate, all
Powered by HP Synergy, webOS brings together the
different ways you communicate so you can quickly get to what matters. Just start typing to begin an
email without having to first launch an app. Find a contact’s information from different sources in one
combined view. Make video calls with a front-facing camera. And see your photos from Facebook,
Snapfish, and Photobucket all in one place.
Type Virtual keyboard
Get more done from the get-go.
TouchPad includes essential productivity apps
right out of the box. Collaborate with colleagues using Google Docs or Box.net. Print wirelessly to
compatible networked HP printers. And browse the full web at blazing speed with support for the latest
web technologies, including a beta of Adobe Flash Player 10.1.
Print without cables, wires, or connectors. HP
makes it simple.
You'll be able to access thousands of books
from Amazon's Kindle Store and download movies to watch anywhere.
Have more fun.
Immerse yourself in gaming action. Transfer your
favorite songs from your personal collection and take them to go. And listen to your music with amazing sound quality thanks to Beats
Audio. Heading out of town? Download movies or TV shows from the
HP Movie Store to watch on a flight.
Audio Armageddon Squadron II
The next generation of Touchstone technology makes
HP devices work better together. Easily share a URL with your Pre simply by tapping them together.
Receive text messages and answer phone calls on your TouchPad so you don’t miss a thing. Start reading
a website or blog on a TouchPad and then tap your smartphone to take it to go. We’re building more
connected devices so you can have a more connected experience.
Share a URL from your Pre and continue reading
on a larger screen. Just tap the devices together.
Apps at your fingertips.
There are already thousands of great apps for HP
webOS, and we’re adding tons of features for app developers to help bring you more amazing experiences.
Enjoy apps for social networking, health and fitness, productivity, finance, 3D games—you name it. And the
redesigned App Catalog makes it even easier to find the hottest apps out there.
TouchPad PROS AND CONS
Very fast processor (dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon
True multitasking (you can run multiple programs in
the same time)
Great memory storage (16GB or
Support for video calling
Compatibility with Amazon's Kindle e-Book
Cal/email integration courtesy of HP
Nice virtual Keyboard
Dropbox and Box.net
Ability to talk with the Pre 3 (one can have their
Pre 3 and TouchPad communicate)
A Touchtone dock that enales all of the wireless
communication between webOS devices
3G/4G will be available
HP TouchPad Video
Where can you find the best deals on HP TouchPad
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HP TouchPad Technical
9.7-inch XGA capacitive, multitouch screen with a vibrant
18-bit color, 1024x768 resolution display
Microsoft Exchange email with Microsoft Direct Push
POP3/IMAP (Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, AOL, Hotmail, etc.)
Integrated IM and SMS
A-GPS (3G models only)
Front-facing 1.3-megapixel webcam for live video
Light sensor, accelerometer, compass (magnetometer), and