People are getting mad about touchpad or better we call it tablet PC with touch interface. With the success of Apple iPad every company want to get some market share of these touch Pad. In the Contest HP Touchpad was launched recently with 9.7″ screen size. It cost 399.99$ for 16Gb model and 499.99 for 32Gb. But does it stand aside with competitors like Apple iPad and Galaxy Tab from Samsung ?
HP Touchpad Front View
If we talk about look and feel it’s weight is about 750 Grams, which is heavier than iPad 2 and Galaxy Tab, even slightly heavier than not so good competitor Motorola Xoom. It’s back is made of plastic, black and with piano like finish. It is concave in shape which feel very comfortable while holding it in hands. It is equipped with Wi-Fi & Bluetooth for communication. It does not have SIM Support at the moment.
It’s 9.7″ Display is equipped with LED Backlight and comes with Multi Touch capacitive system. If we talk about speed it has 1.2Ghz Snapdragon Dual core APQ8060 processor but while using it does not feel like so fast. It also have a front facing 1.3 MP camera and microphone for Video calling support.
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Microsoft Streets and Trips has always been a favorite when it comes to planning trips. That doesn’t really change with Microsoft Streets and Trips 2010, although some of the updates are not all that exciting.
For those unfamiliar with Streets and Trips: in effect, it makes your netbook or laptop into a complete device for trip planning and GPS navigation. As was the case with earlier versions, Streets and Trips 2010 comes in two different forms: the software-only version, with a price tag of $40, and the software / GPS locator combo package for $70. Streets and Trips works with most NMEA 2.0-compatible GPS receivers, so if you already have a suitable receiver, you just need the software.
Microsoft Streets and Trips 2010
The newest version is not that much of an advance on the previous one. It does include updated U.S. and Canadian maps, as well as some timely additions to the lists of points of interest. The major innovation, though, is the ‘Send to GPS’ feature, and also a useful function for exporting route info in GPX format. These additions are reasonably welcome, even though they are of somewhat limited use.
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