HP to launch own TouchPad

Posted By on July 2, 2011

According to CNNMoney, HP’s TouchPad tablet went on sale Friday for $499, the same price as the iPad.

The TouchPad is the same size as the iPad, with a 9.7-inch screen. What makes the TouchPad stand out in the jam-packed tablet field is its operating system: It runs on webOS, a rare alternative to the duopoly forming around Apple’s iOS and Google’s (GOOG, Fortune 500) Android.

An HP executive forecast at a conference in April that the TouchPad tablet computer will be the “number one plus” product on the market.

But early reviews for the HP tablet were mixed. Walt Mossberg at All Things D proclaimed the TouchPad “simply no match for the iPad,” decrying its poor battery life and lack of apps. […read more]