A peek into the HP TouchPad: webOS 3.0 screenshots
First and foremost is the wittily
called "Browser." You should be already familiar with the
on-screen keyboard on webOS 3.0, but nothing is better than a real
screenshot confirming a five-row layout, with a separate row for
numbers and symbols. The default seems to be for lowercase letters,
at least until you switch using the Shift button, just like on a
regular keyboard. Everything keeps the signature webOS looks with the
familiar Prelude font, rounded shapes and minimalistic styling. The
top holds navigational keys, as well as three buttons on the right
for sharing, opening a tab and bookmarks.
Bing maps. While it definitely has its pluses such as the scale
bar in the bottom right, we would prefer to see the data-rich Google
Messaging is equally simplified, with two panes allowing you to view your contacts (on the left), while you chat with a particular person (on the right.) Next on the list is the contextual menu, brought up by hitting the upper right corner clock/battery bar. It grants you quick access to the date, battery status and brightness controls among others. You'll also see the VPN toggle switch, particularly useful for corporate folks.
Music application carries strong resemblance to iTunes, both in color and styling. We can't say much except for the obvious – it supports filtering your media by songs, artists, albums and genres. Finally, we still have months until summer, so everything is subject to change, but it's very likely for the basic apps to stay this way. So what are your thoughts - webOS 3.0 has the looks, but will it match other operating systems in content? Sound off in the comments below.
1. cheetah2k (Posts: 726; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)
Looks nice IMO. Wonder how fast the UI is tho??
2. superpooburger (Posts: 31; Member since: 17 Feb 2011)
faster then android deffinetly....
Faster then iOS, do not think so... More likely the same,,,
7. milk (unregistered)
Who is going to value your opinion when you cant even use the English language properly?
9. zuno gyakusatsu (Posts: 257; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)
Before you start nit-picking on other people's spelling, learn proper punctuation.
See how trivial that was? Just like your post.
13. bk975 (unregistered)
10. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
well "milk" cant is a word either without an apostrophe... so speak for urself
3. PhoneLuver (Posts: 460; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)
This tablet's bezel is huge!
And what about the number of compatible apps?
11. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
I dont think it is that big... just looks like it in the photo. and it prob has about the same number of apps as honeycomb
4. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 466; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)
Looks cool, but I'm sure everyone will be reading about it's release on their iPads and Android tablets by the time HP gets it out the door.
5. phbelov (Posts: 122; Member since: 25 Mar 2011)
BTW, I think that the TouchPad will find its costumers.
12. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
I doubt it since the xoom has sold the huge amount of 100,000. Mind u the ipad 1 sold 300,000 on its first day...
6. TabletNetbook (unregistered)
HP could do well with WebOS but they have to market it correctly and provide more than one form factor for each device. They really need a tablet/netbook like the Asus transformer. However, I really feel they need to license it to make it a legitimate platform.
They also need to market WebOS as the "open" OS that is supported long term--point out how Android lacks support from the OEMs and how iOS is locked down and overly restrictive in relation to WebOS--of course I don't mean actually name Android and iOS in the ads ;)
8. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
I really like WebOS. If there's any OS that could make me switch from iOS, it would be WebOS. For me, WebOS is like a marriage between Android and iOS. It has the smoothness, responsiveness, simplicity, stability, & friendliness of iOS, while it also has the openess and freedom of Android. WebOS is a winner.