HP might have severed all ties with tablet PCs and brought down the TouchPad even before it could actually take off. All off to the chopping blocks is the the 7 inch smaller cousin of the TouchPad which had just made it past FCC a few weeks ago. However, with that being the harsh reality, its good to see HP sticking to its word of remaining committed to the WebOS operating system. As a proof of that, there is an update coming later in the week that promises to rectify one of the key missing element of the WebOS tablet — that of text editing capabilities.
A tweet from Rishar Kerris the VP of Developer Relations for webOS states that there is an update named QO or Quick Office which would ensure editing features to be added to the TouchPad.
“TouchPad users – We are working with HP to understand the implications of their webOS announcement last week, and we will post more information as soon as we can. We, too, are eager to learn more, but in the meantime, we remain dedicated to our users and thank you for your patience and your continued interest in Quickoffice,” the tweet revealed.
The only webOS tablet so far has already been made quite attractive with the price drop now reading at $99. Now the addition of the editing feature would further add to the appeal of the TouchPad. So that’s good news for people who had purchased the webOS tablet as the lack of a feature as basic as text editing is a glaring omission from a full fledged tablet device and was the subject of some harsh criticism.
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