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HP/Palm TouchPad is Near

Posted by on February 9, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Today HP announced the new iPad TouchPad! Before I rag on it here are the quick specs:

  • Dual core, 1.2 Ghz Snapdragon processor
  • 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR,
  • Gyro/Accelerometer, Compass
  • 9.7, 1024×768 display, 1.3 megapixel webcam, supports video calling
  • 1.6 pounds, 13.7 mm thick

So this is pretty much a black iPad, don’t deny it. Ok, maybe by just looks. I think this could actually compete in the market that is dominated by Apple right now. It supports multi-tasking, FLASH, Google Docs, Dropbox and Box.net. It also has wireless printing right away and handles video calls with Skype.

It has all the apps you would ever need like Angry Birds, last.fm, Facebook and even an NBA and Time magazine app! Sign me up!

Hopefully it will be cheaper than the Motorola XOOM @ $800 and not require activation from Verizon. HP has “planned” this to be available this summer. You can read more about it on Palm’s website.

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