HP TouchPad aiming to be 'better than number one'

HP TouchPad aiming to be 'better than number one'You know those annoying people who talk about giving something a hundred and twenty percent, as if the already impossible 110% everyone else refers to is beneath them?

Well, that's exactly how we're feeling about HP's nonsensical claim that it doesn't plan for its TouchPad tablet to replace the iPad as the number one slate on the market. No, it says the TouchPad will in fact be better than number one.

Speaking at a press conference in Cannes, HP's European boss Eric Cador said the company planned to draw on its experiences fighting to the top of the PC world to achieve tablet supremacy – or maybe that should be more than tablet supremacy.

“In the PC world, with fewer ways of differentiating HP’s products from our competitors, we became number one; in the tablet world we’re going to become better than number one. We call it number one plus.” Ourselves, we call it something else altogether, but Mobot being a family-friendly blog we'll leave it there.

Still, Apple will no doubt be relieved that it's number one tablet status is safe from at least one rival.

Via The Telegraph

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JanSt / MOD  May. 24, 2011 at 10:47


Infinite Element  May. 24, 2011 at 12:01

As soon as I read the words "we’re going to become better than number one" that instantly made my mind up that I'm never buying a HP product ever again.

JanSt / MOD  May. 24, 2011 at 12:52

The problem is: I reckon it will be good. Just like the Pre 2 is good.
But although I'm not member of the I-want-loadsa-apps church, I gotta say there are some serious gaps in the webOS app catalogue:
No third-party browser that is useful with a poor signal - I mean the likes of Bolt or Opera Mini. No office suite that lets you edit docs?! C'mon, really? No onscreen keyboard for webOS2 and higher - the couple of keyboard apps in the store are ridiculous. Etc...
In addition, the devs of webOS classic Tweed just packed in citing the ridiculous changes to the sdk as their main reason. That hardly attracts new developers.
It's amazing to see how you can have 20 active cards open, but if there aren't 5 apps you need or want, well...what's the point.
Furthermore, they still haven't fixed bugs that plague 2.1 - to fix disappearing bookmarks you need help from the modders, cause hp cannot be arsed. Not good.
It's a total cliche, and I hate it, but: I really want to love webOS devices, because the OS - where it works - beats all others in elegance, simplicity, power and flow, but I don't believe hp learned from Palm's failings and iOS's/Android's success. The fact that the Nokia N8 sold millions of times shows that you can make a winner, even on a 'burning platform'. But you can't make a winner without really trying.
120% my a*s

PreTense  May. 26, 2011 at 03:13

I just picked up a refurbed Sprint Palm Pre and my "Paid" Tweed app is gone!


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