Hewlett Packard’s upcoming TouchPad tablet PC device will come with built-in support for Adobe’s Flash video technology.
The Flash running tablet was showcased by an HP executive during Qualcomm’s Uplinq conference which was held in San Diego.
Jon Rubinstein, senior vice president at HP's Palm Global Business Unit, apart from flaunting the tablet’s Flash capabilities also revealed some of the features that will come with the webOS powered device, Cnet reports (opens in new tab).
The executive said that the device will be able to run multiple applications at a single time and will be able to open multiple windows in one go, thanks to the 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8060 processor.
HP believes that Flash video capability is one of the key points that distinguish the tablet from Apple’s iPad offering, for Apple has banned Flash from its iOS ecosystem. Instead, the company is supporting the HTML 5 web video platform which is slowly catching up with Flash.
Motorola’s Xoom tablet was also supposed to ship with Flash but the company failed to incorporate the technology at the time of the launch and offered a Flash update at a later stage. The tablet failed to make an impact on the market with the company preparing to launch the Xoom 2 anytime soon.