On digits today, Walt spoke with Lauren Goode and Julia Angwin about his review of the HP TouchPad. While the strongest point of the TouchPad is webOS, its poor battery life relative to the iPad, paucity of apps, and numerous bugs are the primary reasons why he’s not recommending the TouchPad over the iPad for most consumers.
During his D9 session, HP CEO Léo Apotheker stated that the company would not release a product that wasn’t perfect. Walt mentioned that this comment might come back to haunt Apotheker as HP tries to penetrate the market dominance of the iPad with the TouchPad.
This week, post-WWDC keynote, Charlie Rose sat Walt down to discuss the implications and impact of Steve Jobs’s iCloud announcement, and of cloud computing in general. In clip one, Walt lays out cloud computing basics. In clip two, Rose asks Walt about Jobs’s vision of the “post-PC” era.