These smartphones will run Android rather than some version of webOS. I really enjoy my TouchPad still.
I still use the HP Touchpad bluetooth keyboard that was sold as an accessory though. Nice keyboard, even if it's missing a lot of keys I wish it had (such as home, end, pgup, pgdn, delete).
> The devices will run Android 4.2, a.k.a. Jelly Bean.
Sounds like a cash grab to me -- yet another vendor charging for OS upgrades. Very depressing.
Can't speak for the software side though.
Then they release the Slate two years later, and it feels like a cheap POS. The fact that they're aiming these for India with sub-standard display suggests they're trying to tap the budget/third-world market again.
What a waste.
I know it's crazy, because it's huge, but if you can get beyond the oddness of it (cf: people usings iPads as cameras,) I think the "Phablets" are a form factor so practical that fashion will have to embrace it.
So the only time it would feel like lugging is in the summer. And it's not that big a deal carrying it to/from work.