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The Daily Slash: February 9, 2011

The Daily Slash: February 9, 2011

Today was HP / Palm / webOS day, believe it or not, as the special event we were very much live at revealed a triad of amazing devices crowned with a brand new version of the mobile OS. See webOS inside our hands on of the HP Veer, the HP Pre3, and the HP Touchpad. Then hear about webOS PCs, printers & more as they're promised by HP. See the greatest webOS feature EVER in Touch to Share. See Ben Bajarin's take on the whole situation in an On Time Analysis by the name of Palm Made HP Relevant Again Plus check out all the releases in the featured list below! Then see a couple of fights - first HP webOS TouchPad VS Motorola XOOM, then Apple iPad vs HP TouchPad - great war Next have a look at a phone that's got the whole world thinking about plugging in, it's a fabulous unboxing and hands on of the Motorola ATRIX 4G by your friend Vincent Nguyen! Take a peek at the bouncing balls of the brand new Android 3.0 Honeycomb Renderscript. All of this, ALL of it here on The Daily Slash!

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Apple iPad vs HP TouchPad tablet Matchup

Apple iPad vs HP TouchPad tablet Matchup

Today we were treated to a presentation by HP that might completely turn webOS around, out of the dark spaces of everyone's doubt centers and into a very plausible option place for many soon-to-be seekers of tablets in this new market. The tablet in question is the HP TouchPad, running webOS 3.0 and looking like not a half bad idea for a workstation on the go. We decided to match it up against a couple contenders, first the Motorola XOOM Android tablet, now the Apple iPad. How does the TouchPad measure up? You be the judge.

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HP Touchpad live

HP Touchpad live

It feels like we've been waiting for the HP TouchPad ever since we first used webOS, making no bones of the fact that Palm's platform seemed tailor-made for larger screen tablets. The wait has been worth it; we've just been checking out the TouchPad after HP's launch event, and it's a slick, solid slate on which webOS scales nicely.

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TouchPad Introduces webOS Video Calling, Integrated Seamlessly with Phone Calls

TouchPad Introduces webOS Video Calling, Integrated Seamlessly with Phone Calls

Although this feature has been a staple for a couple other notable mobile OS groups for at least several months now, webOS has today introduced video calling, and it looks pretty darn nice. We're live at the HP / webOS event today learning all about the new devices and the new OS: webOS 3.0, which will be running on each of them. In the middle of a talk about using the TouchPad with the new Kindle app, HP introduced not only the ability to use the tablet as a telephone, but the swiftness in switching directly to video chat at the touch of a button.

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webOS Touch to Share URLs, Calls, and More Between Pre3 and TouchPad

webOS Touch to Share URLs, Calls, and More Between Pre3 and TouchPad

We're live at the webOS 3.0 / Palm / HP event today covering all the news that's blasting forth from the groups, all of it adding up to what seems to be the truth - webOS isn't dead. One of the more interesting features is a touch-to-share function that works between the Pre3 and the TouchPad, and more than likely between every other set of webOS devices in the future so long as they have webOS 3.0. This feature works to share everything from URLs to phone calls, allowing you to use the screen size you need when you need it.

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Palm TouchPad Keyboard Offers Several Sizes Out of Box

Palm TouchPad Keyboard Offers Several Sizes Out of Box

The brand new Palm TouchPad, just announced at HP's event today on February 9 2011, is said to be featuring a variable size keyboard, adjustable on screen at the tap of a button. This small, medium, and large adjustment should be able to help you work with whatever type of typing you're used to - tiny screened handset to giant laptop sized keys.

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HP TouchPad webOS 3.0 tablet official

HP TouchPad webOS 3.0 tablet official

We've been calling for a webOS-based tablet for years now, and HP has finally delivered with the HP TouchPad. The first of a new HP webOS TouchPad tablet family, it has a 9.7-inch 1024 x 768 capacitive touchscreen and dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8060 processor, squeezed into a 242 x 190 x 13.7 mm chassis weighing around 740g. It will also help debut the next-generation of Touchstone wireless peripherals and webOS 3.0.

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