The gauntlet has been thrown: HP’s webOS TouchPad

tp.jpgYesterday Earlier today in San Francisco, HP revealed a few new products; the new Veer, the Pre 3, and the new TouchPad — a direct competitor to the Apple iPad.

And the TouchPad is going to be a very cool device. My thoughts:

  • Same weight as an iPad — I was hoping for lighter
  • Cool inductive charging using the Touchstone technology
  • webOS – a very slick and intuitively designed operating system
  • True multi-tasking (iPad uses task switching or hot-switching — the app is suspended in background so no data processing occurs when an app is not in forfront)
  • Cool Touchstone technology pairs your HP smartphone with your TouchPad to share data, display presentations, etc (see below).

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