I have been looking at the HP Touchpad and have been quite impressed by the quality. I found a number of nice reviews on it. If they can get special needs apps for it, it might prove to be a nice alternative to the IPAD. I like the ipad other than the lack of flash support.
Here is some great information from Engadget–>
As things get older they tend to get bigger. It’s the same for people, corporations, models of cars, budget deficits… and so it is for webOS. As Palm was in the process of being subsumed its great mobile operating system was being eyed for much broader things, far bigger than the little phones it had previously been flashed on. Things like printers and desktops and laptops, but for its first proper foray outside of a phone it has a tall task: compete in the brutally vicious tablet space.
Its weapon is the TouchPad, a 9.7-inch tablet from HP that got official back in February and will be available July 1st (if you don’t manage to find it earlier) — $499.99 for the 16GB model, $599.99 for 32GB. That’s exactly on parity with the WiFi iPad 2 and Galaxy Tab 10.1, current kings of the tablet court. Does this plus-sized Palm progeny really have what it takes to hang at that price point, or is this just a chubby pretender that’s outgrown its britches? Read on to find out.
IB times had a nice piece on it as well–>
By IB Times Staff Reporter | June 29, 2011 11:45 PM EDT
PC giant Hewlett-Packard (HP) will be launching its Touchpad tablet device in United States on July 1.
The key feature of the tablet is none other than its operating system – WebOS, which HP with its $1.2 billion acquisition of Palm. Touchpad will be loaded with WebOS 3.0 operating system.
The WebOS was critically acclaimed, but was said to be dampened by the hardware of Palm. The operating system was very much appreciated for its ease-of-use, multitasking functions and open architecture.
“What makes HP TouchPad a compelling alternative to competing products is webOS,” said Jon Rubinstein, senior vice president and general manager, Palm Global Business Unit, HP. “The platform’s unmatched features and flexibility will continue to differentiate HP products from the rest of the market for both personal and professional use. This is only the beginning of what HP’s scale can do with webOS.”
So, a neat operating system along with HP hardware makes Touchpad a good competitor in the tablet space.
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