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HP unveils TouchPad tabletAt Hewlett-Packard's event in San Francisco today, Senior Vice President and GM Jon Rubinstein shows off the company's long-awaited tablet. Running WebOS, the TouchPad features a 9.7-inch screen and is designed to work in conjunction with the company's...
-Hey, I'm Donald Bell for cnet.com with here HP's Think Beyond event in San Francisco where they unveiled the new TouchPad tablet, a competitor to the iPad. It runs the webOS operating system they acquired from palm. Let's take a look. -Today is HP is entering to mobile landscape with a breakthrough new product that shows the power of webOS as a multi device platform. This is the HP TouchPad The TouchPad not only looks great, it feels great in the hand, weighs a little more than a pound a half, and just over 13.5-mm thick. The screen is beautiful, bright and viewable from any angle. It supports video calling, that way, and has bits all your technology and parallel music playback. through either built in stereo speakers or through these headphones. The touch pad comes with 803 11 BGN as well as Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR. It has 16 or 32G bytes storage and twice the memory of the free, so it has free too, so it has plenty of capacity to browse, play games, e-mail download, post, and share all at once. Now, we partnered with Qualcomm on its chipset and we're using their newest dual core Snapdragon processor, the 8060, which runs at 1.2G hertz. It's a powerful work tool too and has everything you need to be instantly productive. You can access and edit your microsoft documents, since TouchPad can bundle with quick office. We even collaborate with colleagues using google docs, dropbox, and box.net. The TouchPad supports VPN to connect corporate networks and working with Skype and others to enable video calling. If you need to print something, and who doesn't, TouchPad is compatible with HP links industry leading printing solutions when you send documents wirelessly to tens of millions of HP network and wireless printer. No matter how you spend your time online, touch pad brings it all together and helps you keep your busy life on track. -Now, when you turn it on, the first thing you will notice is [unk], and this is not still really great way to get in and out of applications. It's really a works space and you know, it's instant on, so being able to turn it on, and instantly see what it is you're working on and get way back to it is a really powerful feature. Now, when I'm done with an application, I just flick it off to have the screen like that. Around the bottom of the screen here, you will see we have quick access to few of the more popular applications that you're gonna use. and at the top we have notifications. We have the ability to actually swipe through to do triage right here. Imagine you're in the browser. You can e-mail. You'll see text notification come across the top and then go back to the browser. You can actually check it out right here, so being able to man your e-mail and do triage from here is really powerful feature, but I don't wanna deal with any of them. I can just swipe the whole stock off like that. We've done some reformatting of the e-mail application and take advantage of the large display of the TouchPad. I can drag over like this and I will view other messages I have in my inbox, so I can easily switch between them, and if I wanna do a ton of e-mails, I can just drag over here. You know, I've got more than one account, I'm sure you guys probably do too, and so being able to just crank through e-mails in my different folders and accounts and go through them like this is really powerful way to keep my inbox in check. Another thing I can do is I can select more than 1 e-mail if want. I can move them or I can go ahead and delete it. Let's say I wanna forward this e-mail, I just tap this button here and it opens up and a new e-mail comes to position and new card. To be able not have to finish right here and work with letters is really powerful multitasking feature. In that way, I can get back to letter even browse on a good time. Also, if I wanna take this draft and get back to letter, and I'm I can do just forward off right here. So, I cannot stop going multiple e-mail drafts that I'm working on. Another thing I show here is our keyboard. This is a 5-row keyboard and also we let you decide it. So, this is something I think is really gonna come down to personal preference. Some people wanna small, but sometimes you might just wanna go big, right, but we also has a connected photos experience, so. This post in pictures from both things that you have on device as well as connected experience with Facebook, photo bucket, or snap images, and so because we're following this from Facebook, we do like to see you to comments. You can tap here in response in line if you want. And another thing we can do is print. We are compatible with pretty much every network connected printer made by HP in the past 5 years or so. So, it's tens of millions of printers. Let me show you another application, Kindle. The Kindle application gives you access to amazon's entire online library and I can flip through books, flip through pages just like you would expect. It supports book marking and note taking. Now, taking quick look at our browser, we also support flash. So, what's you're use to seeing in a web browser is what you're getting here. So, I have here my [unk] and I've looked up recipe for chicken mushroom, and if I wanna share it with my device, I just tap it there like that. -into that we tap on the sensor itself. -Yes, so the sensor is right around here -and that's the home button sensor essentially, right? Correct, it's not the home button itself, but that's where we put the sensor for the indications we listed. That pretty much concludes what I have show you today.