07/02/2011, 12:29 PM
I found this excellent review from Tech Republic, nice statement "the iPad’s stiffest competition yet for individual business professionals"
HP TouchPad leapfrogs rivals in productivity | TechRepublic
The Video is even more explicit :Video: Where TouchPad trumps iPad:
This is exactly the opening that HP needs, not to challenge iPad on its strengths (userinterface, entertainment) , but on its weaknesses (productivity and business use).
Entertainment and User Interface have to be good, but not better, if they can go after another market - 0h! - but webOS's useability is already better than iPad when you know how to use multitasking.
When I sit in a business meeting, I don't see a lot of iPads. I see them in the younger set, but not the boardroom set.
Also, looking at the teardown, I see lots of opportunity for optimization of the next version - I am sure it will be smaller, lighter and faster.
My reading of the reviews is that in 24 hours, it is the No. 2 tablet, and they have said they are running a marathon.