Leading PC maker Hewlett-Packard (HP) is hoping to break into the increasing popular tablet market with its latest product
Leading PC maker Hewlett-Packard (HP) is hoping to break into the increasing popular tablet market with its latest product - the Touchpad.
The manufacturer is planning to launch its tablet device this summer. It runs on the WebOS operating system, which has been widely acclaimed by analysts.
Currently the Apple iPad is dominating the tablet market, with other brands such as Samsung and Motorola also offering their products.
Speaking at a press conference in Cannes, HP's European head Eric Cador said: "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."
According to the firm, the Touchpad offers "amazing" sound quality, thanks to Beats Audio.
It is also likely to include apps for social networking, health and fitness, productivity, finance as well as 3D games. However, HP would need to get more developers on board to develop applications for the new product.
The firm has announced its first UK app partners - music service Last.fm, Sky and the Guardian.
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