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,.

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 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,.