Hewlett-Packard introduces its new tablet called the Touchpad. There are many rumors that HP launched a new tablet to chase or compete with Apple’s great success with their Ipad. Some analysts reported that the new HP tablet is as the same size to most Ipad tablets weighing 1.6 pounds, 7.5 by 9.5 inches, and over a half-inch thick.
TouchPad uses WebOS operating system. Last April HP bought Palm Computing for $ 1.2 billion, as being reported, that it gave HP the chance to use WebOS to its product line. The new HP tablet will set very interesting competition in today’s gadget market and will give rise to further confusion among consumers.
Senior vice president and general manager of Palm Global Business Unit, Hewlett Packard, Jon Rubinstein said, “Today we’re embarking on a new era of webOS with the goal of linking a wide family of HP products through the best mobile experience available. The flexibility of the webOS platform makes it ideal for creating a range of innovative devices that work together to keep you better connected to your world.”
The TouchPad has a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor, 18-bit color, 1024 x 768 resolution screen, and 32 GB storage capacity, which enables it to surpass IPad’s capacity. According to analysis, TouchPad battery life is the same with IPad. The TouchPad will be released this summer in a Wi-FI version only. 3G and 4G versions will be released later.