Unlike other slate tablet devices, the HP TouchPad runs its own operating system called HP webOS (formerly called Palm webOS). This operating system is optimzed for multitasking and the system also supports Adobe Flash. With support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, VPN2, and Wi-Fi3, TouchPad gives you seamless, more secure access to corporate content and services. And webOS means it's ready for the next generation of cloud services.
I plan to review a demo unit fairly soon, so stay tuned. I'll be comparing the HP TouchPad against the iPad, the HP Slate 500 (which runs Microsoft Windows 7), and a few other mobile devices.