Photos: HP TouchPad tablet turns up the enterprise heat on Apple's iPad
As HP shows off another webOS device, the Pre3...
HP unveiled its TouchPad tablet this week. Aimed at a business audience, HP hopes the device will woo the enterprise with multitasking and support for Flash - a feature absent from Apple's iPad.
The TouchPad tablet runs the Linux-based webOS, acquired by HP when it bought Palm, the company that developed the operating system.
In the future, HP plans to use the OS to power a number of devices from phones to tablets to printers.
The tablet features a front-facing 1.3-megapixel webcam for video-calling. It has a 9.7-inch XGA capacitive, multitouch screen with a 1024 x 768-pixel display.
Shown above is Just Type, HP's universal search feature.
Pictured above are the icons at the bottom of the tablet for launching the web browser, email, calendar and other apps.
In addition to the apps included on the device, TouchPad users will be able to download apps from the HP App Catalog, where there are currently around 400 apps for the device.
Companies will also be able to create their own app store to develop inhouse apps, HP said.
But it's not all business - existing apps include Angry Birds, Time, Last.fm and Facebook.
The TouchPad is 190mm wide, 240mm high and 13.7mm thick, and weighs in at 740g.
Supported email includes Microsoft Exchange and POP3/IMAP - webmail services such as Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo Mail.
The HP TouchPad will be shipping in July, costing £399 for the 16GB model and £479 for the 32GB model.
HP Pre3 smartphone
Along with the TouchPad, silicon.com got a look at the Pre3 smartphone this week, which also runs on webOS.
Users can also pair their TouchPad with the Pre3 using contactless technology. For example, you can open a web page on the tablet and share it with the smartphone by touching the devices together.
HP pre3 smartphone
The Pre3 has a 3.6-inch touchscreen, 1.4GHz processor and a full Qwerty keyboard. It will be released this summer.