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HP TouchPad makes a brief cameo with a rear camera in promo video

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HP TouchPad makes a brief cameo with a rear camera in promo video
A fresh promo video for HP products reveals what could be a rear camera on the HP TouchPad tablet with webOS. The video was shot as an introduction for the HP Summit 2011, where Leo Apotheker, the new CEO, outlined HP's intent to focus on cloud-based services, and stated that webOS might be running on 100 million HP devices, at times parallel with Windows.

We don't know what to make of it, except that it really looks like a rear camera, not just a sticker, and with something like an LED flash to boot. In the video a father seemingly takes a snapshot, or is aligning somehow an image of his son's room, to print him the dinosaur wallpaper he asks for.

Either the video has been created before HP made the final decision what to include in the TouchPad, using another prototype, since rear camera is not one of the features listed, or it will be included, after all, between now and June, when the HP TouchPad hits the market.

The scene, where the webOS tablet sports a rear camera, and some sort of AR app, starts at about 2:25 in the video below.

source: HP via PreCentral

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posted on 16 Mar 2011, 08:17

1. orion galaxy (unregistered)

nice....hp human progres...... (but i didnĀ“t like the promo though...)

posted on 16 Mar 2011, 08:32 1

2. orielwindow (Posts: 109; Member since: 23 Sep 2010)

These videos crack me up.

posted on 16 Mar 2011, 13:12

3. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

All this video showed me was that we are helpless without these products, and also that we cannot advance without them. I find HP hilarious for advertising the same way Apple does...telling us if we don't have their product, then we don't have a life.

posted on 16 Mar 2011, 13:58

4. Amroth (unregistered)

Human Progress...the lie told to us by Postmodernism! Cool products, though- it does look like HP is getting it. Now, if I could just have my Pre3 and Touchpad with a rear-facing camera!

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 03:06 1

5. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

Yeah right. I find this video too convoluted and unrealistic. Fictional almost. I am not saying that these technologies are not available, but it's quite far-fetched for the masses consumption.

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