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From TechRadar UK's expert reviews of Tablets. When HP bought Palm, it was widely considered to have been mostly fuelled by the desire to acquire the webOS operating system.

from TechRadar UK's expert reviews of Tablets

The Pre and Pixi phones all ran the software, but after the iPad was introduced, many people had hopes that it would soon make its way to tablets. In particular, the powerful and flexible multitasking that the Pre and Pixi were capable of was what got everyone so excited. We'll go into more detail later, but where multitasking has been something of an add-on to the iOS operating system used in the iPhone and iPad, it's always been at the core of webOS.

Check out our HP TouchPad video review: Well, the wishes have finally been realised in the HP TouchPad, a 9.7-inch tablet running webOS 3.0. However, the TouchPad has a few tricks up its sleeve that separate it from the iPad. Xoom vs iPad 2 vs Galaxy Tab 10.1 vs TouchPad vs PlayBook. When they were announced, the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (P7100),HP TouchPad, the Motorola Xoom and BlackBerry PlayBook wiped the floor with the original iPad in terms of raw specification.

Xoom vs iPad 2 vs Galaxy Tab 10.1 vs TouchPad vs PlayBook

After all, they are all dual-core. Top 200 best iPad apps 2011. If you've got yourself an iPad Air or new iPad mini, you'll want to start downloading the best iPad apps straight away.

Top 200 best iPad apps 2011

And if you already have an iPad 4 or older iPad, you might want to update it with some new apps. It's the apps that really set iOS apart from other platforms - there are far more apps available on the App Store for the iPad than any other tablet. So which which ones are worth your cash? And which are the best free apps? Luckily for you we've tested thousands of the best iPad apps so that you don't have to. So read on for our best-in-class apps for each major category, followed by some more specific lists of the best free and paid for apps and games. Best iPad apps: Books App name: KindleDeveloper: AmazonPrice: FreeLink: Get from iTunes The best library of literature to choose from, cross platform support via Whispersync, a great choice of fonts and ways to read… Kindle is the most comprehensive reading app out there, and an essential download. 10 apps for expanding your mind. 6.

10 apps for expanding your mind

Art Authority Price: £6.99 Works with: iPad Like art? Then £7 is a steal for lifetime entry to this virtual art museum Brick-and-mortar museums often compete for famous artworks, making complete collections hard to come by. Organised by period, the main room displays a key painting from each – Ancient, Byzantine, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Romantic, Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary. Works can be viewed framed or fullscreen, singularly or as a slideshow, played to music, favourited, saved to your Photos, and even checked on Wikipedia – all from the helpful overlay. 7.

Price: £1.49 Works with: iPad Who needs security fences when the dinosaurs are this well behaved? Kids love dinosaurs, and, given a chance, most adults will admit a fascination with these extinct vertebrates that never truly fades. Each dino comes with a field guide of fascinating facts, including palaeontologist notes, fossil discoveries and a rundown of basic anatomy. 8. Price: Free Works with: iPad 9. List of Educational Apps. Adobe Flash Player leaks for Motorola Xoom, we go hands-on (update: more video!)

iPad gets Flash yet again with iSwifter app, Android version coming soon (hands-on) Ever since Skyfire brought Flash to the iPad with its server-side solution, we've had a feeling that others would try to emulate the experience and satisfy the general public's desire for the venerable format on Apple's tablet. iSwifter is another entrant to the space, and its app claims to allow access to any Flash content on the web -- a lofty claim indeed. Oh, and did we mention it's coming to Android versions above 2.2 as well? We've given the iPad app a brief rundown, so head past the break for a breakdown of the positives and negatives. iSwifter for iPad hands-on See all photos 18 Photos The iSwifter homescreen is broken into two panels, one for a general web browser and the other containing a gallery predetermined Flash games verified to work flawlessly within the app.

The other main issue we noticed with the iSwifter app involves larger problems with Flash games not being touch-optimized, but this applies to most touch implementations of Flash we've come across thus far. Comments. iPad Apps.