TechBytes: HP's TouchPad Tablet

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WATCH Tech Bytes (07.01.11)

In today's TechBytes, Hewlett Packard is trying to make a big splash with its new TouchPad tablet computer, in stores today.

USA Today's Ed Baig says it has too few apps, and a few too many glitches. But he did find some real positives: "The standout feature here is the webOS. That's HP's operating system originally developed for the Palm Pre. It uses a playing card metaphor where all of the apps or tasks you're running appear as playing cards. When you're done with it you can flick it right off the screen. It's easy to switch among them. It makes multitasking a breeze."

HP is deploying workers to Best Buy stores to demonstrate the TouchPad.


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