Development of HP Tablet Computers continues with the recently announced HP TouchPad followed closely by the HP Slate Tablet in the fourth quarter of 2010 , In a change of direction of many of its tablet competitors, the computer giant uses different operating systems for its tablet PCs. The HP Slate runs the Windows Pro operating system, and the HP TouchPad runs Hewlett Packard's own WebOS software . With smaller and more compact devices and gadgets that change the way people conduct business, communicate and digest media, HP seems to focus on the needs of the marketplace.
Apple's phenomenal success with the introduction of the iPad tablet in 2010 has caused a sensation for manufacturers and developers of computers and smartphones. In one way or another, each of them tries to say goodbye to the growing Tablet PC PC cake. HP seems to offer a multi-pronged approach.
HP TouchPad Tablet
HP has announced that the TouchPad Tablet will ship in June 201
Although the interface and sleek design are most similar to the Apple and Motorola counterparts, the distinguishing feature of the HP TouchPad Tablet is its operating system. The HP TouchPad runs on HP's own WebOS while many competing Tablet PCs operate the Apple OS and iPad . HP originally acquired WebOS with the purchase of Palm, which developed the WebOS for its smartphone product line. The HP TouchPad is the first non-smartphone device using WebOS . It will probably stand out from the many Tablet PCs with the Android operating system. 
HP TouchPad offers plenty of storage space since it is available in both 16GB and 32 -GB versions is delivered. The TouchPad also features a compact wireless keypad for people who do not want to type much on the touch screen. Other accessories include a flip case that serves as a stand (as does the Apple iPad case) and a Touchstone dock. The HP TouchPad Tablet UI allows you to perform multiple tasks. When a user finishes an application, they can immediately swipe them off the screen instead of shutting down the application. Here are some of the specifications on HP TouchPad Tablet Computer :
- Operating System : Running HP WebOS Operating System
- Processor : Uses a fast 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapringon CPU
- Weight: Approximately 1.6 pounds
- Display : Sleek black 9.7 inches XGA capacitive, multi-touch screen with 18-bit color and 1024 × 768 resolution
- dimensions : Width: 9.45 inches, Height: 7.48 inches, Thickness: 0.54 inches
- Storage : Either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage
- Connectors : Charger / MicroUSB port with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
- Wireless connection : Wi-Fi 802.11b / g / n; 3G version follows
- Bluetooth ® wireless technology 2.1 with stereo Bluetooth support
- sensors : light sensor, accelerometer, compass (magnetometer) and gyroscope
- Supports video calls similar to Apple's FaceTime  Adobe Flash is supported, unlike the Apple iPad.
The HP TouchPad was launched along with two other HP flagship products: the Veer and the Pre3 smartphone. It's important to note that HP is committed to integrating its devices by allowing the actions performed on the HP TouchPad Tablet PC to be transferred to the phones at the touch of a finger.
The TouchPad Tablet is promising, especially in the growing business market . HP probably believes that the slim, black 1.6-inch touch-screen gadget weighing in at 1.6 pounds may attract business savvy consumers because of WebOS. The company strives to closely interconnect its phones, printers and, ultimately, its PC series. This could offer potential benefits in the business world.
The Businessman's Tablet: The HP Slate 500
In the fourth quarter of 2010, Hewlett Packard released its first Tablet PC, the HP Slate Tablet with the Windows 7 operating system. Powered by an Intel Atom Z540 1.86GHz processor, the HP Slate runs on Windows 7 Professional (32-bit) and has an 8.9-inch multitouch WSVGA screen with active pen input (yes, has one Digitizer and Evernote Software ). The HP Slate 500 comes with 2GB of RAM and a 64GB SSD. Under the Windows 7 operating system, the HP Slate also supports multitasking.
Slate 500 Specifications:
The Slate Tablet weighs 1.5 pounds and comes with the Pen, Folio, and Charging Dock with two USB 2.0 ports, a microphone / headphone jack and an HDMI port. The tablet supports 802.11 b / g / n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It has both a VGA webcam on the front and a 3MP camera on the back for stills and video. HP claims that the Slate 500's 2-Cell (30Whr) Polymer battery is good for up to five hours of lifetime and the Docking Station will charge the Tablet PC whenever the device is enclosed.
One of the best features of the HP Slate 500 is the chemically strengthened glass, which makes it very effective for field use. With its durability the HP Slate Tablet is offered to enterprise customers through HP's standard channels, especially for healthcare, retail, insurance, hospitality and education businesses.
The Battle for Tablet Computers Market dominance will continue as new players continually develop new features, enhance their designs, and develop new applications that will attract even tech-savvy users. At the moment, HP Tablet Products have interesting potential with their sleek design, operating system and applications. Obviously, HP wants to conquer its share of the tablet market. Time will tell how good they are in this rapidly changing arena.