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Love it!!! I do see a problem though. There are just way too many OS/devices out there to choose from.
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This tablet looks amazing. Apple needs to take a page out of HP's book with the multi-tasking and notification systems.
I'm don't know about the notification systems, as I've not seen HP's implementation... but what exactly is wrong with Apple's multi-tasking? It works fine as far as I'm concerned.
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if its cheaper/same price as the iPad or ASUS' Slider tablet line up, then this is definitely an option.
Honeycomb looks more appealing tho..
    
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post #14 of 27
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http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/09/the-hp-touchpad/

Aside from a few internal specs and obviously the OS, this looks like a carbon copy of the iPad, right down to the name. Creativity is lacking over at HP despite its Palm acquisition.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GRiDPad

Apple fanboys, old stuff comes to Apple and they think its new, what a joke.
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I'm don't know about the notification systems, as I've not seen HP's implementation... but what exactly is wrong with Apple's multi-tasking? It works fine as far as I'm concerned.
Its not "true" multitasking, it has limitations, for example the only background process that you can run is music, everything else just caches your last location as you exit the app, no other processes can run in the background, ie: rendering, etc... Which is not true multitasking...
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post #16 of 27
If this thing supports MeeGo then it would be excellent from all point of view.
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Its not "true" multitasking, it has limitations, for example the only background process that you can run is music, everything else just caches your last location as you exit the app, no other processes can run in the background, ie: rendering, etc... Which is not true multitasking...
Mmm, no. There's seven types of multi-tasking, six if you exclude fast app switching (loading the app from memory or as you put it "caches your last location as you exit the app").

For example, I could play a YouTube video while I browse Safari or another app (Background audio) or I could browse Safari while on Skype (VoIP), and then a navigation app can be running and telling me where to go while I'm out of the app (Background location), or an app could finish uploading photos to twitter (as an example) or do some kind of other process intensive operation while I'm doing something else (Task finishing). There's also local and push notifications, for alerts, etc.

So, what exactly is the problem with it?

You could read this here: http://developer.apple.com/technolog...whats-new.html
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Definitely does have an iPad look.

all tablets look like an ipad.
because they are all Square and have a screen.
    
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post #19 of 27
this might cause friction btwn hp and microsoft...
but i dont blame hp eating off that *.*pad market.
    
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The iPad has nothing to worry about - if this thing is anything like the HP Slate, it will be overpriced but inferior in all regards...
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