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 &#8212; software HP acquired from Palm when it bought the struggling company for US$1.2 billion in 2010.<br> 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 [[artnid:381655|iPad 2]] and the wealth of Android tablets on the market, such as the [[artnid:385399|Motorola Xoom]], the [[artnid:389504|ASUS Eee Pad Transformer]] and the [[artnid:383418|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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