Hands-On with the HP Photosmart TouchSmart Web Printer [Video] 71
So, HP wants to put webOS on a printer. We know, right? Thing is, HP actually started down this road a year ago with the release of the HP Photosmart Premium TouchSmart Web All-in-One Printer. The printer sports a capacitive touchscreen and apps that let you print stuff - like a custom-formatted version of USA Today or little robots to populate your office. HP actually has a full app store for the all-in-one printer and even an SDK.
It's all a lot of effort for a printer and looking at the ecosystem here, you can see how an elegant OS like, well, webOS could really add to the equation here. Our pal Phil Nickinson of Android Central is out at Google IO (check out the roundup of Android news here) and he moseyed on over to HP's booth in the Developer Sandbox to take a look at the device.
Video is after the break and then let us know: does the idea of a printer like this running webOS do anything for you?