From the time of Palm achievement by HP, they had now developed webOS to bring new features to a Tablet PC. In this latest HP TouchPad, you will find the whole thing you like in webOS. If we see it physically, it is indeed similar to Apple iPad. The Tablet is packed with 9.7 inch screen with good color rendering (18bit color managed to 262,000). It also has one physical button on the front (a rounded rectangle instead of a circle), a front camera, and a button on / off on top. It also features a dual-core processor running at 1.2 GHz with 1 GB of RAM and comes in two models: 16 GB and 32 GB. It has a 3.5 mm output jack which allows connecting any audio device. At first glance most people could not clearly differentiate it between iPhone or TouchPad. Where the iPhone has a black metal, the TouchPad is having curved black plastic. It has a mini USB port instead of the classic dock connector.
The touchpad can also be associated with a bluetooth keyboard which will transform the tablet in a small netbook. It has everything to be a racing machine, but there is nevertheless sometimes slowdowns that are due to the youth of webOS 3.0. Hopefully as for smartphones webOS improved performance and optimized over time. But for now the flow is to go in most cases.
The physical look of the TouchPad is not the only proof that HP is playing a unlike game than the other competitors in the tablet market. The achievement by HP Palm about a year ago offered them complete control over mobile platform. HP is now taking control of hardware design, software and application development platform just like Apple do. Whereas the other competitors make use of both third-party hardware and software, HP has the same control of their product that Apple or RIM.
The HP TouchPad is the first generation of a device, clearly behind the iPhone in different areas, but running a carefully designed operating system (WebOS) that has great potential, both smartphones and in tablets. I have not clear whether the TouchPad will be able to surprise the world, after all the other competitors have failed to achieve this goal so far. In terms of accessories, the Tablet (induction charging base) appears to be an indispensable tool to make 100% of the TouchPad. I recommend you to get one, in order to enjoy the fashion show but also to change your digital photo frame shelf.
HP TouchPad Tablet embeds webOS operating system. If there should be one reason to push you to buy it, it will be its operating system that works wonders in ergonomics and ease of use. From the beginning, many of observatories market of smart phones have been considered as a promising webOS limited by the operating system of mobile hardware. With the TouchPad, webOS have the opportunity to shine, which is an important part of the challenge it faces. In short, I like the webOS UI, I can say that it is similar to iOS and Android, but still it has some personality of its own. Is beautifully designed and amazingly user friendly.
However, HP is trying a clever strategy: You are creating an online magazine, Pivot, an application added to the catalog of HP applications. Think of an airline magazine, devoted entirely to applications webOS, and you'll get an idea. This is certainly an offline approach that encourages the discovery of new applications, and although it is unclear whether it will succeed or not, is to evaluate a new platform would dare to invent a new way of teaching applications.
This is the first device to include webOS keyboard, and no doubt it is practical. Remember a little iPhone keyboard, but with an extra row for numbers at the top, so no need to change the keyboard mode to enter unusual characters. The keyboard height is adjustable by the user, so if you're particularly agile, able to shrink the keyboard and larger screen space visible. I do not think the self-correcting HP works precisely because I had to make a few corrections when I tried it, but overall, I quite liked the idea of on-screen keyboard.
Another major feature is the synergy of webOS, which weaves deferens data applications and resources to your address book, an idea that would not hurt Apple that appropriates. Apple recently made a breakthrough in integrating Twitter Worldwide Developers Conference with IOS 5, but any service imaginable (AIM, Skype, Google Calendar, MobileMe, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace webOS ...) are available, and developers of other products may also include support for plug-in their own way.
- True multitasking with the metaphor of cards
- A visual style extremely well and an operating system that is unlike any other.
- Synergy allows you to migrate in a gesture of your life online.
- Synchronize your calendars Facebook, Google Calendar.
- Synchronize your photos with your Facebook account, Snapfish
- Synchronize your documents with Dropbox and Box.net, which offers all users a TouchPad free online storage to 50 GB!
- All your contacts in one place, whether the SIM contacts, Skype, GTalk, Facebook. Start a conversation by text message, complete the on Gtalk all on your shelf or smaprtohne webOS
- Just type feature that revolutionizes the way to use mobile equipment
- Exposure mode with TouchStone
- The discrete system notifications which does not interrupt you in your activities.