The newest competitor in the tablet wars has finally arrived. HP's TouchPad running WebOS is a very compelling hardware and software combination that proves easy to use. It's not completely polished, however. Here's a look at the star features.
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Notifications appear in the upper right of the screen. You can see them as they come in--the details of the message jut out to the left, then collapse, and the notification icons remain (email, instant messaging, Facebook, even Pandora). If you tap the notification bar, you get a drop-down box that shows the details, and you can open an app by typing on the appropriate message.
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