We've waited so long for a webOS device; the TouchPad had better live up to all of our dreams, and then some. Here are our first moments with HP's iPad slayer (maybe).
Spiffy, minimalist packaging; it almost reminds us of another popular tablet. Accompanying the tablet in the mail was the Touchstone charging dock. We've since received the optional wireless keyboard.
The temporary screen protector has markings on it, showing us where the power switch is and that the Home button is used to access webOS' card deck.
A wall charger and a micro-USB cable.
Charging? That's for pansies. And people who bother reading instructions. Pah.
We've said it once and we'll keep on saying it: piano-black is lovely to look at, but a real pain in the gluteus maximus to keep clean. We've only just unboxed it and it's already full of fingerprints.
The TouchPad will speak any language you want, so long as it's German, English, Spanish or French.
If only the Ts and Cs on all apps and devices were this easy to read.
It's a lock screen, let's move along then.
In its default state, it's pleasingly Spartan.
Web pages render rather nicely, thank you very much.
In our defence, this is the most flattering photo of Ty that we could find. To distract you from the beauty of it all, we'll mention that the TouchPad comes fitted with a 9.7-inch 1024x768 touchscreen.
Dear lawyers, it's not an App Store, it's an App Catalog! Still not happy? Well, there's always Angry Birds to distract you as the lawyers rabbit on.
Flick between open apps.
Not only does the Touchstone stand cradle your TouchPad for you, but it can also charge it. HP, on its website, states rather optimistically that you "can even use multiple Touchstone docks around your house or office to do different things". Thanks, but we'll stick with just one.