HP TouchPad is a curious yet fascinating Tablet

  • 18/02/2011 AT 23:40 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Gadgets, Technology

HP TouchPadHP is obviously trying to catch up with this tablet fever and had announced this month their first WebOS tablet: TouchPad was launched on February 9 and offers some interesting features.

We begin with what we believe is one of the special thing and an advantage of HP future products-WebOS. The official web site of the company offers an insight about how this operating system offers enjoyment and convenience. The WebOS is capable of multitasking and display them in the spacious 9.7-inch XGA capacitive display(support resolutions up to 1024 x 768). Just in the upper side of this display you will love to find out there si a 1.3 megapixel front-facint webcam, perfect for the times when you want to make live video calls with your friends. That’s not all, even if this is a tablet it comes equipped with various sensors(accelerometer, compass, light sensor, gyroscope).

The brain of this gadget is an 1.2GHz dual-core processor made by Qualcomm Snapdragon and now of course we will get back to WebOS features. As HP claims this new OS makes possible for their users to pause a game, tap en email notification, check the calendar, read a restaurant review, send an IM, then switch back to the game without closing anything – very much like the PC indeed. If you want to maintain the productivity side when tableting, the WebOS makes it possible for them to work with Google Docs. In line with its superiority in printers, HP ensures that users will be able to print the documents wirelessly, without cables or connectors, through the compatible networked printers of the same brand.

The TouchPad optimizes the entertainment side with a capability to play games and transfer songs from the collection of other compatible devices. The Beats Audio ensures that users will have quality sound. The tablet also allows users to download movies or TV shows from the HP Movie Store to watch on a flight as it has fully support for the latest Flash 10.1. Meanwhile, aside from offering the getting popular video calls capabilities, the WebOS make it easier for the users to capture photos and share their latest masterpieces through Facebook, Flickr, Snapfish and Photobucket.
Another two fascinating features that HP TouchPad offers will catch your attention easily: first of all, the tablet will be easy to charge thanks to the latest development in the Touchstone technology and the second fascinating feature is the curious connection with Pre which can be done simply by tapping them together. A user can read a web site or blog on the tablet then tap it to the smartphone, and voila! The URL will be shared is available on the phone.

HP TouchPad Horizontal

As for the connectivity features the TouchPad will offer: 3G, Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, USB 2.0, 3.5 mm jack port, b(3G models only). Each model of TouchPad will have 16 or 32 GB internal memory and a 6300 mAh typical battery.

The fun thing from connected-by-tapping feature is that HP plans to build more connected devices so that users can have more connected experience. Unfortunately, this fun will only available no sooner than the summer, same time when it’s rumoured that HP TouchPad will be released and will cost an estimated $699.

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