By Shadoe Huard

HP has released a series of videos on YouTube, showing off their TouchPad tablet in action.  People have been waiting to see what webOS can do on a larger screened device and from the looks of it, it seems like HP is set to deliver the goods. They even use the word “magic”. Some thoughts:

  • Again, you can note the presence of the “iPad marketing strategy influence”. Nothing wrong with that.
  • - One of the videos demos a resizable keyboard. And a number row.
  • - The Citrix receiver looks really interesting for Enterprise. TouchPad as a whole seems really ready for enterprise.
  • - “Just Type” is probably the next thing people will be clamouring for on iOS.
  • - Integration with webOS phones seems to make way more sense than it does with say, the herpes of tablets.
  • - This is truly a tablet version of webOS, not just phone webOS stretched to a larger screen.

Overall, looks promising. The videos hammer home the key points that people shopping for a tablet will actually care about, especially when comparing it with iPad. It also seems like the first non Apple tablet to ship as a “finished” product.  Hopefully, battery life and performance hold up.

HP, feel free to send a review unit my way. 

Posted at 10:58am and tagged with: tech, touchpad, hp, palm, webOS, one column, video, tablet,.

All Together Now - June 4th - D9 Edition

1. Stephen Elop

2. Reed Hastings

3. Jack Dorsey

4. Steven Sinofsky

5. Léo Apotheker

    All Together Now is a collection of quotes picked from the web this week and curated together into a particular perspective of my own.

    Posted at 4:20pm and tagged with: tech, d9, netflix, HP, google, microsoft, quotes, one column,.

    Just because there is a version of an operating system at a price point doesn’t mean that it is a great experience. 1 Consumers want us to have all the new stuff. But it’s very expensive, and we can’t afford all the new stuff. 2 [We] don’t have an answer and I don’t think we need to have an answer. 3 We have an approach that is different. 4 We’ll get the bureaucracy to organize [it]. 5

    May 23rd 2011

    HP Should Stop Thinking Aloud

    Matt Warman, reporting for the UK Telegraph:

    Speaking at a press conference in Cannes, Mr Cador said that “In the PC world, with fewer ways of differentiating HP’s products from our competitors, we became number one; in the tablet world we’re going to become better than number one. We call it number one plus.”

    That line is just the bestest.

    Found through Ben Brooks

    Posted at 3:36pm and tagged with: HP, TouchPad, WebOS, Tech,.

    May 18th 2011

    From the Desk of Captain Obvious: HP Picks USB 3.0 Over Intel's Thunderbolt for Desktops

    Looks like the lines are being drawn.

    via Daring Fireball

    Posted at 1:25am and tagged with: hp, intel, apple, thunderbolt, usb,.

    May 16th 2011

    10 Reasons for Geeks to Love HP webOS

    This list was brought to my attention by Dan Benjamin, who mentionned it on last thursday’s Daily Edition. 

    I recommend reading the comments on the page. 2  I don’t think those 10 points are compelling reasons why a developer should write their apps on webOS rather than on Android or iOS.   Apple might just need 1 reason.

    I should mention that I really hope webOS gets a second chance.  I imagine the software as the frankenchild of iOS and Android, a mixture of both their strengths. It’s a combination I find interesting.  It’s unfortunate it hasn’t really taken off, but they aren’t helping themselves with things like this. With the competition they’re facing, those aren’t the arguments they should be making.

    1. Again, if you haven’t heard of 5by5 studios, then do yourself a favor and follow the link.

    2. For a change.

    Posted at 10:45am and tagged with: palm, hp, webOS, develloper, iOS,.