HP TouchPad Touches webOS Synergy with Pre3, Veer & More

HPTouchpad123.JPGHP announced the HP TouchPad with 9.7-inch diagonal capacitive multitouch display, virtual keyboard, instant-on access, and support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 beta.  The HP TouchPad runs a Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-CPU APQ8060 1.2GHz processor.

HP TouchPad features include either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, Bluetooth multimedia options, internal stereo speakers and Beats Audio, front-facing 1.3-megapixel webcam for live video calling, light sensor, accelerometer, compass (magnetometer) and gyroscope and 6300mAh battery.

Designed to be used alone or as a digital companion to your webOS
phone, you won't miss that important call or SMS message because they can be
answered and viewed right on your HP TouchPad webOS, tablet.  Also, HP's
exclusive new touch-to-share feature will let you  touch an
enabled webOS phone to your TouchPad to share web URLs.

The HP TouchPad is scheduled to be available in the summer.  Exact pricing and availability will be announced at a later date.

With the HP Synergy feature, you sign in to your Facebook, Google,
MicrosoftExchange, LinkedIn and Yahoo! accounts and your contacts,
calendar and email automatically populate your TouchPad.

TouchPad also features a webOS communication suite powered by HP
Synergy that keeps you connected and creative, making all of your
communications simpler, richer and in your control.  It's a complete
solution, including email, instant messaging, contacts, calendar, videos,
and a front-facing camera for video calling.  Connected photo albums make it easy to share and view your pictures directly from popular services such as Facebook, Snapfish and Photobucket.  It works seamlessly with TouchPad's user interface for a natural and efficient experience.

At home, whether you're watching TV, relaxing on the sofa, at the
kitchen table or in bed, you can check in with friends, surf the web,
play games or read a book, magazine or newspaper.

Amazon.com announced today that it will launch a free Kindle app for HP webOS
tailored for TouchPad that will give you access to more than 810,000
titles from Amazon's Kindle Store.  You also can subscribe to popular
magazine titles, such as Time, Sports Illustrated, Fortune and People,
and download movies and TV shows through the HP Movie Store.

TouchPad music app lets you transfer and play all your favorites from
your personal music collection.

You can
read and write email, view your work and personal inboxes together, or
easily toggle between them.  Integrated messaging conveniently combines
all your text messages, picture messages and IM conversations with one
person into a single view, and you can connect through SMS, Google Talk,
AIM and Yahoo! Messenger.

TouchPad's virtual full QWERTY keyboard includes a number row, which
reduces keyboard switching, making typing easy and fast.  It powers on
instantly and brings you back to exactly where you left off, whether you
were in the middle of composing an email, playing a game or browsing a
web page. With webOS true multitasking, it's like you never left.

For maximum productivity, HP is working with Quickoffice to include
the Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite, which lets you view and edit
documents, such as Microsoft Word and Excel.  It also comes with VPN
support to connect to corporate networks.

With its 1.3-megapixel front-facing webcam, TouchPad offers video
calling capability.  It's also compatible with HP's industry-leading
printing solutions, so
you can wirelessly print documents, photos and emails to compatible
wireless and networked HP printers.

TouchPad has built-in HP Touchstone technology for easy charging, so
it's compatible out of the box with the HP Touchstone for TouchPad (sold
separately), and you can charge in either portrait or landscape mode,
even without removing the TouchPad case (sold separately).  The webOS
Exhibition feature lets you run applications designed specifically for
Touchstone.  Set your TouchPad on Touchstone and Exhibition launches
automatically, showing you anything from today's agenda to a slideshow
of your photos.(13)

TouchPad is one of three webOS products announced today (see separate announcements for HP Veer and HP Pre3). 
Each product plays a distinct role in the growing webOS family,
designed to meet the varying needs of customers in a rapidly evolving
mobile landscape.