The embargo lifted last night and the reviews for the HP TouchPad are being published. And, for the most part, those with review units share the same sentiments about the TouchPad: it seems that HP did a lot of things right with webOS 3.0 and the future of the TouchPad has a lot of potential, but it’s still buggy and full of dark corners.
Jason Snell writes, in his review for Macworld:
Is there any reason for a prospective iPad user to buy a TouchPad today? I can’t see it. In a head-to-head comparison with the original iPad on launch day, the TouchPad might win out due to its dual-core processor and multitasking support. But today’s iPad 2 has both, along with tens of thousands of tablet-optimized apps and almost none of the quirks that the TouchPad currently exhibits.