Royal Marketing Going Global? .. or at least to US?

Prince William and Kate demo the HP TouchPad in LA

By Tim Stiffler-Dean | Sat, 09 Jul 2011 9:25 am EDT | 15 comments


At yesterday’s Variety Capitol and New Media Summit yesterday in LA, it was the world’s recently wed Royal couple, Prince William and Kate Middleton, that took some time to listen to various demonstrations of all of the products and concepts there. But a highlight of their tour around the event came when they stepped up to the HP Booth and took a look at the HP TouchPad.

They took a look at multi-tasking and flash capabilities on the TouchPad, as well as other major features of the device, like watching their wedding photos stream across the screen from the Photos app, and a quick look at the Aston Villa website, Prince William’s favorite soccer team, from the JustType bar to show the couple just how easy it was to get into the webOS experience. According to HP’s Michelle Price, they did enjoy the demonstration.

No word on if they’ll be getting any webOS devices for themselves this time around, but they did accept an HP donation of two TouchPads to present to Inner-City Arts, an educational facility for struggling kids in LA, and that’s something we can certainly appreciate. For HP, the royal couple is probably one of the highest on their list (on anyone’s, for that matter) to impress with a device that they’ll use on a regular basis. Then again, maybe the two are just waiting for those OTA updates to come through in the near future before they make the decision on what to buy.

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