HP announces the TouchPad months before it will be available

As a long-time Palm user (though not for over a year – anyone want a used Verizon Treo 600?), I am happy that HP will be releasing a new webOS tablet computer, the TouchPad, and two new phones.  The articles on it look positive, though none of them mention the devices' battery life. 

With any luck the TouchPad is faster than the Samsung Galaxy Tab, which was increadibly slow when I tried it at Bust Buy.  However, the phones are not out until the Spring and the TouchPad won't be out until the Summer, so my guess is that HP's plans to be the next Apple will get dashed when Apple releases the iPad2 in the next few months.


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