It’s HP’s TouchPad tablet. Just announced yesterday – starting July 1 you can get (if you live in the U.S.) the 16-GB one for about $500, and an extra hundred will get you the 32-GB model. So, about what an iPad costs. And, an AT&T 3G model will come out later in the summer. It runs on WebOS – the operating system developed by Palm (HP bought up Palm last year). There are lots of WebOS fans. Might be a real competitor on the market.
The 9.7-inch screen sports a sensible 1024 x 768 display, much better for tablets than the tallscreen aspects seen in many Android tablets. There’s also the 1.3MP webcam on the front, which embarrasses the iPad’s sub-megapixel rear-facing camera, the dual-core 1.2-GHz Snapdragon processor, and the 740-gram weight (the Wi-Fi iPad weighs 601 grams, or 1.33 pounds).
If you’re a member of your local public radio station, we thank you — because your support helps those stations keep programs like Marketplace on the air. But for Marketplace to continue to grow, we need additional investment from those who care most about what we do: superfans like you.
Your donation — as little as $5 — helps us create more content that matters to you and your community, and to reach more people where they are – whether that’s radio, podcasts or online.
When you contribute directly to Marketplace, you become a partner in that mission: someone who understands that when we all get smarter, everybody wins.