Here’s a quick video demo of HP’s new, second generation TouchSmart PC. Brian Burch, director of marketing for HP’s connected entertainment division, explains how the new touch interface works and the thinking that went into creating the in-house developed application.
Quick impression: The interface is fluid and fairly intuitive. Kudos on the design and interactivity features. My only gripe is that I wish HP integrated the Internet browser and the RSS reader into the application interface — instead both icons shown are quick launch shortcuts to desktop applications. But, I’m still curious to know if people can (or how easy it is to) add new widgets to the TouchSmart interface? I think it would be to HP’s advantage to roll out an API that developers could use to build applications for the platform and, of course, provide users an online directory/store of available widgets.
Tags: Brian Burch, Demo, Disney, HP, Innoventions Dream Home, TouchSmart PC, Video
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