Leaked from PreCentral, these screenshots show how some of the fundamental tablet apps and functions will look on HP’s anticipated tablet, the 9.7-inch TouchPad.
It all looks very tablet-ish; there’s nothing shocking on show here, but it does give us a good idea on how accessible the TouchPad looks to be.
The keyboard shown to the right looks like typical touchscreen fare, we liked how HP announced that it’d be differentiating itself from the increasingly busy tablet market by offering an adjustable on-screen keyboard.
HP have said users will have a choice of small, medium or large layouts.
For people who have used HP Palm phones in the past, like the Pre and Pre 2, the TouchPad’s notification area has moved, but the device menu for WiFi, battery details, brightness and airplane mode are all still found in the top right corner.
The music player, on the right, looks like iTunes in all but name, but we think that’s a good thing. Converts from the iPad or iPhone should find this very easy to get used to.
The HP TouchPad weighs only 726 grams, and measures a slim 13mm. Inside, HP have managed to cram the latest dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon processors, and a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera, ready for video-calling.
Another feature that makes the TouchPad stand out is Touch2Share, compatible with HP’s forthcoming smartphone range; you can share what you are looking at across devices- by ‘touching’ them together. In HP’s demonstration earlier this year, a website on the tablet could be ‘bounced’ across to the phone screen.