TouchPad shown off at Cannes, celebrities agree tablets are crazy 32
HP dragged a handful of TouchPads and Pre3 phones out to France to show them off to the people at the Festival de Cannes, the people being the greatest genetic crop of humans: movie stars. On hand to check out the upcoming webOS phone and tablet were celebrities like Rob Lowe (above) who literally couldn't resist cracking a smile, Antonio Banderas, Famke Janssen, Mel Gibson, Jennifer Westfeldt, and Jon Hamm. No confirmation if HP asked Hamm for his advice on their advertising plans for either device, but we’re certain the Mad Men star is full of advertising wisdom.
Those celebrities that stopped by the Variety lounge where HP was camping out also were gifted an HP Veer of their own, as well as a TouchPad (well, more likely an IOU for a TouchPad). Needless to say, we've started figuring out how to get ourselves into the celebrity lounges at Cannes next year. Only partly because we want to get our picture taken with Rob Lowe.