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HP demonstrates the TouchPad in a series of videos

0. phoneArena posted on 13 Jun 2011, 05:25

HP's TouchPad is different. It's all about webOS – but as good as that sounds, we've never really seen webOS for tablets and that's why this series of videos educating us on why it's so awesome, are a must…

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posted on 13 Jun 2011, 07:49 1

1. oddmanout (Posts: 442; Member since: 22 May 2009)

I keep telling myself I'm not going to get a tablet since I have a laptop but the touch pad looks tempting. I had a palm pre a few years ago and webOS was honestly the best UI I've used hands down and since the acquisition, I'm sure its only gotten better.

posted on 13 Jun 2011, 15:32

4. chupum (Posts: 115; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)

I agree with you whole heartedly. However, my ipad wouldn't be nearly as functional without its' applications. If HP can bring in the quality applications that are as good on the touchpad as the apps are with the ipad, then I really think it's going to blow apple's products out of the water! Just a few things I'd like to see as applications:

- a true microsoft office application. Having to view powerpoints in keynote has been a bit rough with fonts and images being changed in Keynote. Now I think they have something called "quick office" which, please let me know if I'm wrong, is compatible with microsoft files.

- Note taking application. My Notes Plus application on the ipad has been absolutely AMAZING in place of the traditional notepad and pen. This has been a great tool for me in the hospital when you are a med student and can't afford to lug around books + binder+ stethescope + otoscope + pocket medical guide + etc.

- PDF viewer with the capability to take notes on the PDF. I know that you have to use an OCR program when you scan the document, but having a program that can take advantage of this like iAnnotate has been very helpful in reducing the number of books I have to carry.

I'm an apple user, but this product appears very appealing! I'm excited to see competition in this market!

posted on 13 Jun 2011, 17:04

5. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

i agree with you. same with honeycomb. but it will be a LONG time before they get the same apps as ios.

and w8 seems very compelling being a full windows tablet, but with a desktop and a laptop, the tablet seems more of a multimedia device, and idk but w8 doesnt really seem to fit that...

posted on 13 Jun 2011, 10:06 3

2. AndroidTroll (Posts: 359; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)

It looks nice, but it's not enough to get me to switch from Android. It's a bit too simple for my liking. I like to be in complete control so I like the complexity of Android with its multiple ways to do things and myriad of options.

Note to PA: as of 11am 6/13/2011 the first two videos are the same.

posted on 13 Jun 2011, 17:05 1

6. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

what is so much better on android than on this?

posted on 13 Jun 2011, 18:55 1

7. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

I don't think he knows what he's talking about, lol.

The user has more control with WebOS than android. Even iOS5 gives users more control on notifications than android does, lol.

If there's an OS out there that could compete with iOS in terms of smoothness and polish, it's WebOS, not android.

posted on 13 Jun 2011, 23:14

8. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

i know... haha i bet hes never even used a honeycomb tab... they LAG... it is soooooooooo freaking annoying.... and the stupid little buttons all over the place are annoying too... multitouch gestures like on the playbook wu have been nicer...

posted on 13 Jun 2011, 12:25

3. DirtyDan (Posts: 8; Member since: 13 Jun 2011)

I think it's sexy. Another great option in the world of tablets.

posted on 14 Jun 2011, 02:09

9. ArmageddonX (Posts: 96; Member since: 11 May 2011)

I have to give it to webOS... "Just Type" is the only feature I'll miss when I leave my Palm Pre. However, because it is *the only* feature I'll miss I am still leaving webOS. Good luck guys. I got on the webOS bandwagon once in 2009 and got burned. HP/Palm shouldn't have lied to it's legacy device owners...

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