HP TouchPad on sale at low prices(0)
The troubles for HP TouchPad started ever since the introduction of this device in the market and HP could never really put the tablet on the success track. Even the reduction in the price of the tablet more than once could not result in significant progress. HP TouchPad was originally introduced in February 2011 and against all the expectations, could never really attract the audience on a wide scale. The size of this device was same as iPad but there was a critical change in the software since HP preferred to use Palm’s WebOS, opting out the option of Android. After the reduction of the price a couple of times, present price of HP TouchPad happens to be around $270-$300. But now that several new high end devices with even lower prices have been introduced during the recent CES, HP would have to further adjust the price factor. For example, Asus released its quad-core Asus Memo 370T Tablet PC at a price of just $249 during the last CES.
After the initial release and limited success of the tablet, a later version of the tablet was released under contract with AT&T. This tablet comes with the 4G technology while the remaining specs are more or less the same. But since the market was already saturated with several other high end and established Android and Windows based tablets, the success for this version was also very limited. Eventually, HP decided not to manufacture any more of these devices and at present, you can purchase TouchPad from the retail stores but the manufacture of the device by the company has been stopped. HP TouchPad can still be quite expensive. For example, the price of 32 GB WiFi version of HP TouchPad having a screen size of 9.7 inches, capacitive LCD display, and other usual specifications is $499.99. Although from the standards of HP TouchPad, this might seem quite expensive, but this price is still quite affordable compared to several other high end devices available in the market. What’s more, you can purchase this device from Amazon for only $298. There are some other places that are selling HP TouchPad at even lower price so if someone does not need the best specs and can live with a reasonably nice tablet with a very reasonable price; he or she can certainly opt for HP TouchPad which showcases quite decent technical specs as well.
HP Touchpad vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1(0)
Talking from the perspective of display, Galaxy 10.1 again seems to have an upper hand. Touchpad has a display of 9.7 TFT capacitive touchscreen and also facilitates multi touch input. The screen resolution of the Touchpad happens to be 768 x 1024 pixels which is almost to same as that of iPad. Galaxy Tab 10.1, on the other hand, contains a display of 10.1-inch PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen, that is, slightly larger than the former. Besides, its resolution is also a bit higher compared to the Touchpad, that is, 800 x 1280 pixels.
Now let’s take a look at the storage capabilities of the two devices. HP Touchpad comes with either 16GB or 32 GB internal storage capabilities and a 1GB RAM with both versions. But the problem that users would face is that it does not have any card slot for external storage, which is certainly a negative point. Galaxy Tab is also pretty much same in this regard and also does not have any card slot. But the only edge it has over its competitor is that it is also available in a 64GB version. So from the perspective of storage, Galaxy Tab once again has an upper hand.
The processors of HP Touchpad and Galaxy 10.1 seem to have almost same kind of specifications. Touchpad has a processor of 1.2 GHz running on the APQ8060 Snapdragon chipset. Galaxy Tab also has a dual core processor but has a slightly lower clock speed compared to touchpad. So basically, when considered from the perspective of efficient capacitors, both devices seem to be on equal par.
It’s difficult to compare both devices form the perspective of operating system since they run different operating systems. Touchpad runs Web OS 3.0 while Galaxy Tab runs Android 3.0 Honeycom. Both operating systems have pretty impressive multi tasking capabilities and beautiful interface. Other than being user friendly, they also give users control over the applications so both seem to be quite attractive for the users.
Finally, Galaxy Tab has an edge over touchpad when we consider their cameras. Galaxy tab has 3.15 MP camera with 2048×1536 pixels resolution while touchpad comes with only 1.3 MP camera with 1280 x 1024 resolution.
So overall, Galaxy Tab 10.1 clearly has an edge over HP touchpad which needs some more improvements to exert an impressive influence in the market.
Which has more Apps: HP TouchPad or Android?(0)
Inventec and HP joined their efforts for a new 7-incher tablet(0)
Inventec is Taiwanese company which is reportedly partnering with Hewlett-Packard to release a new hit in the tablet market, a 7-incher tablet running in the company’s webOS operating system which will power the TouchPad along with the good outbreak of releasing its 9.7-inch TouchPad on July 17.
As a bit of history, Inventec started out as manufacturer of calculators and now into high-tech products such as notebooks, enterprise servers, wireless communications and solutions, consumer mobile and electronic devices and now it has been reported that HP had placed a large order for tablets from the company. In this case, HP is calling for 400,000 to 450,000 TouchPad tablets per month while predicted to order three million more tablets this year starting June.
The 7 inch tablet PC name has not been unveiled yet but the 9.2 inch TouchPad Technical Specification is said to be featuring 1024 x 768 native resolution buffed with a dual-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with a 1GB RAM and a wireless 802.11 and Bluetooth. In addition, the tablet will also comprise a 1.3 MP front-facing camera and a storage capacity of 16GB to 32GB weighing 1.6 pounds and measures 13.6 mm thick.
On the other hand, while wondering what webOS is all about, it is a patent mobile system running n the Linux kernel which is later then acquired by HP as it was first owned by Palm. Just recently, HP also announced to launch its webOS Pivot which will showcase a broad range of applications with focus on interests and lifestyle of customers aside that it is also designed to complement the HP webOS App Catalog.
15 Superb Tablets Knocking the Door(0)
For individuals searching to buy Tablet PC, you will find a multitude of Tablet available on the market now. Actually this year, Tablet PC has soared in market value. With most of the Tablet discussing exactly the same specifications like the kind of Processor, Memory, Hard disk capacity, Graphics Card and Battery Existence, it may be hard to choose which someone to buy. In the following paragraphs, I’d like draw attention that there are soon there arising 15 superb Tablets in the market with advanced technology:
1. Acer ICONIA Tab A100: The Accer iconia tab A100 introduced by google android. It specification:
• Display: 7-inch WSVGA (1024 x 600) resolution capacitive multi-touch display.
2. ARCHOS 80 G9: The ARCHOS 80 G9 is the member of the new Gen 9 family of Android Tablets unveiled by ARCHOS. It specification:
• Display: 10.1-inch WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution touch screen
3. ARCHOS 101 G9: This product specifications are:
4. ASUS Eee Pad Slider: This Tablet offer:
• Display:10.1-inch WXGA resolution multi-touch IPS display
5. HP TouchPad: This Hp Tablet, specifications are:
• Display: a 9.7-inch XGA (1024×768) resolution multi-touch display
• Display: 7-inch WSVGA resolution touchscreen
7. Lenovo IdeaPad K1
• Display: 10.1-inch WXGA resolution multi-touch screen
8. MSI WindPad 110W:
• Display: a 10.1-inch IPS WXGA resolution capacitive multi-touch display
9. Olivetti OliPad 110:
10. Panasonic Toughbook:
11. Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9:
12. Sony S1:
13. Sony S2:
14. Toshiba Thrive:
15. Vizio VIA Tablet:
HP Tablet will have Facebook before iPad(0)
No two opinions exist on the fact that Facebook, along with Twitter, is the most widely used social networking website. So the fact is that any Tablet PC devoid of a standard Facebook application can face a serious blow from the competitors who launch this application.
We have been witnessing this situation between iPad and HP Tablet for some time now. However, recent news reveal that the possibility exists that a Facebook application for HP Tablet might be released before any such application for iPad would be revealed. iPad users have been demanding a Facebook application from Apple for quite some time now, and only recently it was announced that such an application was going through the testing process and most probably would be released in a couple of weeks. Now the latest development, as has been seen from the screenshots published by a famous tech blog, reveals that HP’s anticipated tablet which is about to be released in the next few weeks might contain the Facebook application running on tablet’s webOS. According to the revealed information, news feed for Facebook can either be viewed in a traditional streamlined manner or a tablet-friendly title version. Additionally, the facility to add Places and Photos to the left rail navigation is also evident from the screenshots. Complete features of the application, however, have not yet been released but from the looks, the application seems to be pretty attractive. If this really happens and HP tablet manages to release this application before iPad, this would certainly give a huge benefit to HP over Apple. However, no definitive opinion can be given as to whether the application would be released along with the release of the tablet or it would be released at some later time. However, according to Facebook officials, this app was not build by Facebook but by HP. This is similar to what RIM did with Blackberry, that is, to build a Facebook application using its platform. But either way, if HP manages to launch this application along with the tablet, it would be a pretty smart move. Although there are several Facebook applications for iPad, but it is still lacking one standard and user-friendly application. With HP advancing toward this front, it seems that it would be able to launch this cherished application before Apple and score victory on this front.
HP TouchPad release date set to July 1st(0)
HP has recently plunged into the market of Tablet PCs and touch pads by the introduction of HP TouchPad which would be HP’s first webOS tablet. HP TouchPad release date has been set to be July 1, 2011. With a screen of some 9.7 inches and a resolution of 768*1024, this device does hold a lot of attraction for techies as well as common people. Now let’s talk a bit about HP Touchpad technical specifications. The device has been designed specifically to take advantage of the full potential of the webOS platform, including its amazing multitasking capabilities. The weight of the device is also very reasonable: just about 740g. The device comes with a dual core processor at 1200 MHz frequency. Important sensors such as Accelerometer, Gyroscope, and Compass have been integrated in the device. Additionally, a camera of 1.3 mega pixels is also an essential feature of the device. Full support for Bluetooth and WiFi also come with the complete package. The device also showcases some real good features from the software perspective. HP TouchPad is compatible with all the noteworthy video playing formats such as MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, and WAV etc. It also has a video playback support for MPEG4, H.263, and H.264. YouTube player also comes with the device to make the experience of video sharing and streaming smoother and more comfortable. Internet browsing experience has also been made better with the help of an integrated flash player and HTML. Build-in online services also include Facebook and Twitter. Next generation Touchstone technology has been utilized in the device which makes the entire working of the device a delightful experience. HP webOS is also pretty rich when it comes to applications, with thousands of applications already compatible with device. So, as we can see, HP TouchPad technical specifications are quite attractive. Applications related to social networking, health and fitness, productivity, finance, 3D games and many other categories are within easy reach with HP TouchPad. HP TouchPad price has been set to be $499.99 for a 16GB device and $599.99 for a 32 GB device, which seems to be quite reasonable considering all the amazing features that come with the device. Even though this is the first Tablet PC product introduced by HP, considering all the features that it bears, it certainly is one of the most anticipated products of the year. To buy HT TouchPad, you will have to wait a bit but not much, since the HP TouchPad release date is just around the corner.
Tablet PC: Tech Rivalry(0)
Tablet, being an immediate alternative to netbook and desktop, has evolved faster than it was thought to be.
A lot of Tablet PCs are currently emerging, vying for the top title in the market and knocking every tech savvy’s Tablet PC bucket list. However, iPad 2 has remained the top seller in the market, the reason why every other Tablet PC is advancing its technical specifications to take its place in the market and to be the public’s first item on list.
Wondering how many Tablet PCs are born this year to join the tech rivalry on market? Well, there a lot. Take for example the fact that after the very first Samsung Galaxy, the people are ready to buy Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, or Galaxy Tab 8.9, Toshiba is also on the verge of unveiling its first ever Toshiba Thrive, and Motorola Mobility Inc. is betting its Motorola Xoom with a Verizon Wireless network. These Tablet PCs are just the top three tight competitor of the Apple iPad 2 among the few out there.
Not to mention the other Tablet PCs that are soon to be joining the Tech Rivalry, which one might not know about yet, let’s start with the HP Slate. Although this HP Tablet had no specs yet, HP Slate is the newest of the company and is said to run with Windows 7 setting it apart from Android Tablets.
Next is the Dell Streak, the 5 and 7 inch sized Tablets since its CES 2011 keynote. Dell Streak Tablet is said to be more parallel to the existing lines of mobile devices or MIDs. Another are the Asus Eee Pad Transformer and the Acer Iconia Tab with 3 versions in terms of OS (Windows or Android) or size (7 or 10 inch). The Asus’ latest 10 inch Tablet has four control buttons and will run the Google’s mobile operating system, Android. Be surprised of the next Compal Tablet with its 7 inch screen and run by Android 2.0 operating system, it also runs the latest Tegra 2 processor NVIDIA and allows 1080p video playback. Another Tablet to hit the market by storm is the Notion Ink Adam, a 10 inch Tablet PC running Tegra 2 from Indian Notion Startup Ink. The Tablet is said to run a Pixel QI which is fitting for full color multi-touch and rumored to be between $300 and $800. Stand still for the MSI and Quanta Tablet PC which is both powered by Android and Tegra 2 as well as the Vega 15.6 Tablet PC.
Nokia has announced a tablet until the end of this year and this is could be very interesting for Windows fans hence Nokia and Microsoft are partners now. Also everyone knows that Nokia is very appreciated in Europe, Germany and Nordic Countries mostly so Nokia Tablet will be a hit for sure.
Sony is cooking already Sony S1 and Sony S2, very expected this Summer and the Tablet PC rivalry does not end here. Remember that there is still an infinite line of Tablet PC waiting out there, like the BlackBerry Playbook, Samsung Sliding PC 7, T-mobile G-Slate, and the HTC Flyer. The rivalry is simply never ending and bet that Tablet savvy’s heart is also never stopping to beat for the right Tablet PC.