HP TouchPad might not be the best competitor for iPad but at least it is trying. It’s not too shabby and not too great, but it’s on sale now in the UK at £399 for the 16GB model. It is now available on HP’s online store and at major retailers such as Amazon or PC World. If you want more, you pay more - £479 for double storage – 32GB model.
What else are you getting for this money? The 9.7 inch tablet, running on webOS 3.0 comes with an 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, a display capable of a 1024 x 768 resolution, a front-facing 1.3 megapixel webcam, plus support for video calling, WiFi, and a set of stereo speakers (accompanied by HP’s own Beats audio engine). The tablet also features Touch-to-Share, which allows you to transfer a website, a document, a song, text or call from the phone to the tablet — or vice versa by tapping the two devices together.
Impressive or not, it is true that HP’s TouchPad has brought up many discussions. Although we were, maybe, expecting more, HP’s first try is not so bad. We add to that the rumour that HP is already preparing to release a new, better TouchPad. We are just waiting for our breath to be taken away for real this time.