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The Groundbreaking WebOS and TouchPad of Hewlett Packard (HP)

Updated on May 13, 2013

The technology keeps better and better, and after a product is launched with great features expect the competition to follow suit. Every company will do what it takes to gain advantage and pull through from their stiffest competition. Some of them will even forge tie-ups or merger to make them more formidable over their rivals, a ploy which is so sensible and timely for survival and/or superiority. Other companies will simply make innovations, improvements and many more features on their products to make it more competitive and attractive on the market. Jockeying for position on top is indeed much coveted since the reward is so enormous – prestige and lots of generated earnings. And it pays to be the best producer of smart phones, laptops, netbooks and the like.

And just recently the number one producer of computers which is the Hewlett Packard created a headline in the techie world by signaling the arrival of its proprietary operating system, the WebOS and its very own Touchpad embedded with the WebOS (for HP Veer and HP Pre3 models).

HP endeavors to level the playing field and hopes to gain a crack of a big slice in the lucrative computer tablet market. HP will be clashing with Apple for dominance.

There are a lot of things that are said about the TouchPad. Its screen size and form factor is similar to that of the Apple iPhone. But the Touchpad offers features on their specs that can leave you with a great impression. The TouchPad’s 9.7 inch XGA capacitive screen with 1024 x 768 resolution display, is beefed up with a groundbreaking multitouch around it, for viewing messages, pictures and videos.

It also features a dual-core Snap Dragon processor which guarantees optimum and fast performance. The TouchPad thanks to its webOS is capable of doing multi-tasking or doing several tasks simultaneously with relative ease. The webOS displays the activities of a user by means of cards for easier accessibility to various applications.

The TouchPad is also great for those who are social networks fans or aficionados, since the webOS Synergy can help you be in full charge of your email, IM and social networks accounts. You can sign in to various websites such as Gmail, Facebook, Friendster, Linked-in and all of these are displayed on a single list. Same can be said to chat and calendar features of the TouchPad.

The TouchPad also has a QWERTY keyboard which decreases keyboard switching, since it has a row for numbers to complement the letters and the punctuation marks. If ever you are in the middle of chatting, creating a message, playing a game or surfing a webpage and suddenly the battery gets low bat, don’t worry, you will be taken back to where you left off once the power is restored.

The TouchPad also has access to Kindle apps and to the more than 810,000 products from So also, you can also download movies and video clips via the HP Movie Store. You can also begin having a huge collection of your favorite songs through the Beats Audio.

If you want to charge your TouchPad through a wireless connection you may opt to buy the Touchstone for TouchPad for convenience and comfort. Whilst charging the TouchPad you have the option to shift to landscape or portrait mode to see your images through a slideshow and impending engagements.

One can also utilize the Touch to Share to allow sharing of web an addresses between the TouchPad and the HP webOS enabled phones such as the Veer and Pre 3.

The coveted webOS of HP. Logo from
The coveted webOS of HP. Logo from

Here are the other features of the TouchPad:

  • 1.3 Megapixel webcam, best for live video calling
  • Micro-USB with USB 2.0 hi-speed
  • Blueotth 2.1 + EDR with A2DP stereo Bluetooth support
  • Light sensor
  • Accelerometer (measure the speed of a moving object)
  • Compass (determine your location)
  • Gyroscope
  • Very light at 1.6 pounds
  • User can choose from 16 GB or 32 GB internal storage.
  • The price of this latest tablet which will be rolled out soon in the Asian market is not yet disclosed.

HP certainly made a couple of great noise with the WebOS and its very own TouchPad. The TouchPad certainly sets the bar in the computer tablet industry, but their chief rivals are expected to mount some media mileage and pounce on research and technological discoveries to make the battle field a lot more fierce and beneficial on the part of the users.

HP tries to makes it presence felt in the computer tablet industry and with webOs and TouchPad they just set the bar one notch higher.

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