HP Photosmart Printer Includes Wireless Digital Companion

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The HP Photosmart eStation Printer C510 doesn’t run webOS, because it was designed and produced well before HP’s acquisition of Palm, but one can easily imagine how webOS might fit in here. Check out HP’s description and just try to stop your imagination from going wild:

Overview
Combine full Web browsing with high-performance printing, faxing without a phone line, copying and scanning. The detachable, 7-inch, full-color touchscreen doubles as a wireless digital companion and control panel for remote printing.

Features

  • Full Web browsing from a detachable touchscreen.
  • Tap into your online world—browse the Web, access news and weather updates, e-mail and more.
  • Download and print from the Web—documents, photos and more—using a handy, wireless touchscreen.
  • Browse the latest e-book bestsellers or old favorites, using the wireless touchscreen.

Use apps to print from the Web without using a PC.

  • Use customized apps to quickly get the prints you want from the Web.
  • Access and print, using apps for Yahoo!®, Facebook, and Snapfish.
  • Get fun and useful templates for calendars, games and more, using HP Quick Forms.

Wireless all-in-one functionality, plus HP ePrint.

  • Print at your convenience—whether it’s from across town or across the room—using HP ePrint.
  • Print and share from multiple PCs, and stay connected, using integrated wireless networking.
  • Count on affordable, individual inks for long-lasting photos, and get a great value for frequent printing.
  • Have more fun with your photos with HP Photo Creations software and tools to make photo printing easy.

This may or may not be the HP eStation Zeen tablet that showed up a few weeks ago in an FTC application. There’s not a great deal of information on the HP site, however, and so it’s not clear exactly what capabilities this thing has or what operating system it’s running. Regardless, building a dock into a multifunction device like this for a webOS tablet would be a great way to integrate it into a complete document management solution for scanning and printing to and from webOS. And, this gives us a pretty good idea of what such a thing might look like.

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