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HP’s TouchPad Can Play Flash Video’s

If you are worried about the HP TouchPad‘s performance when it comes to handling Flash, this we bring a great news for you. Hewlett-Packard’s TouchPad tablet will do Flash video right out of the gate just in case anyone had any doubts according to an HP executive. HP showed off its TouchPad demonstrating a Flash video which it can run out of the box, and performance seems to be pretty good at a Qualcomm conference this week.
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TOne of those virtues is the ability to “run multiple applications at once without slowing down. Multiple screens open at once,” according to Rubinstein. One of the reasons that’s possible is the Qualcomm processor inside. The TouchPad is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8060 processor. It is the first dual-core processor from the cell phone chip giant.

And the TouchPad was also shown at the Qualcomm conference doing something else that could be an even greater virtue: running Flash video. Adobe Flash is a widely used video format on the Web, though HTML5, because of Apple’s support, is gaining quickly. Importantly–at least for some consumers–Flash video is something Apple’s iPad cannot do. That is, it’s not supported by Apple.

Motorola, despite touting Flash playback on its Xoom tablet in ad copy, struggled with Flash initially: the first Xooms shipped without the ability to run it.

But HP is all set to go with Flash, according to Sachin Kansal, a director of product management at HP, who demonstrated for journalists and analysts the TouchPad running Flash 10.1. I interviewed Kansal and asked him to demonstrate Flash on the TouchPad.

Checkout a video demonstration of the HP TouchPad running a Flash video bellow:

 

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