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HP TouchPad shown off in video

A lot of leaks seem to happen because third parties aren’t as careful with products as they should. Apple products have been leaked through accessory manufacturers for years, Best Buy seem to have some sort of weekly accidental listing system and now SanDisk has taken it upon themselves to show off the HP TouchPad to the world. Apparently the TouchPad uses SanDisk memory, which is enough of a reason for their representatives at Computex to wave it around. The guys at Gadgets Magazine managed to get 5 minutes of playing with it on video, showing off (some random possibly alpha or beta) build of the OS. As we all know, the TouchPad runs WebOS rather than Android and so it will have a whole new base OS with close to no apps on top of it (…so basically Honeycomb?). When it launches it will be the fourth tablet OS to run on “mobile” hardware (don’t get me started on Windows, Linux and MeeGo) and that just means even more fragmentation and hassle for developers who want to be on all platforms.

[via Gizmodo]

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Andreas Ødegård

Andreas Ødegård is more interested in aftermarket (and user created) software and hardware than chasing the latest gadgets. His day job as a teacher keeps him interested in education tech and takes up most of his time.

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2 thoughts on “HP TouchPad shown off in video

  • just an FYI, the title says HTC instead of HP, and the “engadget” like leads to gizmodo..

    anyway, the software seems to hang up a bit, hope they can solve that before launch.

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