Hands-on with the HP TouchPad

We get hands-on with HP's webOS-powered TouchPad tablet

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The HP TouchPad is HP's answer to Apple's ever conquering iPad 2. It's the first tablet to run the company's webOS operating system — software HP acquired from Palm when it bought the struggling company for US$1.2 billion in 2010.
We've been lucky enough to get our hands on the TouchPad before its official release in Australia, which is slated for "later this year". It gave us a chance to check out the intuitive webOS software, which differs greatly from both the iPad 2 and the wealth of Android tablets on the market, such as the Motorola Xoom, the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer and the Acer Iconia A500.

In the above image you can see the HP TouchPad's lock screen. Notifications are displayed on the screen in a small box, however you can't directly unlock into them.

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