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And here's your big technology story today Hewlett-Packard look at take a bite out of Apple's share of the tablet market has its own device out now it's called -- touch pad and Walt Mossberg personal technology health.
Wall Street Journal with his weekly appearance with the -- now all things digital.
They said before the break does it get the Mossberg go blessing or not -- read your piece in the journal this morning and well.
Not quite Connell how are you -- I'm doing pretty got to do this thing it's about the same size right as an iPad this -- that that HP came out with.
But they -- -- some areas.
It's about the same size as an iPad 101.
Of the ways in which they fall short is it's about the same -- that had one which means it's.
Thicker and heavier.
Than the -- to.
Despite the exercise which you -- think might allow them to have a bigger battery or something.
It gets four hours less battery life on my idea my standard test that I use that's not an -- one of its one of its downsides look.
Here's the story on this quickly.
The this runs -- and called web OS it's an operating system invented by com HP bought -- a year ago this week.
It's a very nice operating system I have -- -- a lot.
Am a has a different in -- -- them what you used to on either iPad or android and that should be a big advantage for them.
In attracting consumers and attracting developers because they really gives them a way to differentiate.
Eight haven't been able to attract developers they only have 300 tablet optimize -- apps that launch compared to 90000.
Which is -- -- reasonably big gap and they.
The hardware surrounding some of the -- characteristics as well as some of the readiness of the newest version of this software.
Leave a lot to be desired it's pretty very buggy.
-- keep -- -- it.
For various reason including -- just slowed down after awhile which you don't expect -- -- on -- tablets they have they have work to do to bring this up up to speed but they're charging the same amount as an iPad -- moment.
And -- all rights around 500 bucks -- started and it did so maybe there's a future here mute that you outlined everything that's wrong with that now so maybe if you're not gonna buy.
This type of a tablet now I remember when palm introduced the Palm Pre the phone us -- Vegas for that one and it was a big comeback that didn't exactly work out.
Very well but may -- the operating system that came out of that will lead -- future devices that compete with apple are now.
-- not -- that's absolutely their hope.
And you know I interviewed.
Leo apotheker then the head of the company at our.
He talked about how they're gonna put it on laptops and other things they may even license it to other companies.
So they have.
A planned to try to bring it to scale which they hope would also bring in apps but.
Say you know.
Out of the shoot here with the tablet version of this and and it's an and it's an all new version of yeah -- system 30.
I think they have work to do.
If they're gonna if they're gonna get there fair enough -- always good to see we'll see again next week I'll see -- Walt Mossberg there from the Wall Street Journal.
At a DC.
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