Hewlett-Packard has begun accepting webOS 3.0 (the OS of choice for the upcoming HP TouchPad) app submissions, potentially indicating that the TouchPad is not too far away from launching. HP made a post on the webOS Development Center that said: “we encourage you to get your app in as soon as you can to have the best chance of it being available on the launch date.”
PreCentral, which broke the news, says that the app review process is generally a short one, and should not require much time to be completed.
An announcement also came that in-app purchasing will now be possible in webOS 3.0 apps, and that HP is in the process of rolling out the service.
TouchPad and webOS Unofficially Demoed at Computex
SanDisk took the liberty of showing off the TouchPad at Computex, despite the fact that HP itself has only minimally demoed the device. SanDisk is responsible for the TouchPad’s internal memory (which will be available at 16, 32, or 64GB options), so it had a TouchPad in its booth to show off to 9 to 5 Mac.
The video includes a closer look at webOS’s “card” interface, the email unification HP has developed, and the TouchPad running some HD video.