HP Touchpad: A Quick Look at HP's iPad Killer

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    Jessica Davis

    | Posted 2011-03-29
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The HP Touchpad features both front- and back-facing cameras, and HP is in talks with Skype to include that software as the engine for video conferencing on the device.
HP demonstrated the new HP Touchpad tablet for channel partners attending its HP Americas Partner Conference in Las Vegas, and many partners were impressed. HP plans to sell the tablet both through channel partners for commercial accounts and through retail for consumers. The device, about the same size as Apple's iPad, is expected to go head-to-head against Apple's staggeringly popular device. And unlike the iPad, HP's Touchpad features support for Flash, which is a big deal among customers, partners told Channel Insider. HP told Channel Insider that the device will ship sometime between now and June and will be priced competitively with existing tablet offerings. Here's a quick look at the HP Touchpad.
Jessica Davis covers the channel for eWeek and Channel Insider. Her technology journalism career began well before anyone heard of the World Wide Web and has included stints at Infoworld, Electronic News/EDN, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her work has also appeared on CNN and Forbes.com. She has covered hardware, software and networking, as well as the business side of technology. She has won several journalism awards, including a national ASBPE award for best staff-written column, and was named Marketing Computers hardest working tech journalist on their inaugural list of top tech journalists. Jessica can be reached at jessica.davis@ziffdavisenterprise.com

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