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Michael Knutson
06-13-2011, 06:30 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_bE8TzgQOc&feature=youtube_gdata_player' target='_blank'>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_bE...be_gdata_player</a><br /><br /></div><p><object width="600" height="360" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/X_bE8TzgQOc&amp;ap=%26fmt=18" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/X_bE8TzgQOc&amp;ap=%26fmt=18" /></object></p><p>Pretty impressive! Multitasking works like one would expect as a computer user: swiping up and down to minimize and maximize open applications. Swiping left and right through "cards" or open tasks moves you between open apps. Seems much better than task switching in iOS or Android. The onscreen keyboard is resizeable (S M L), and has numeric keys as well as easy access to special characters. HP's Synergy technology integrates application-level data at OS level, for example, Facebook photos and comments can be accessed through the WebOS Photos App. Native printing for HP printers is baked-in. Apps will be available, Kindle reader was mentioned, so there is a development community. I do like the proximity charging for the device via a "touch stone" device, but this may be an extra cost option. Looks like a good start - this may be a device that resonates well with business users, as Citrix and other enterprise-level tools are available.</p>