Ten essential apps for HP TouchPad owners

The bare essentials for new WebOS tablet buyers


HP took the wraps off its shiny new webOS-based tablet, the TouchPad, on July 1. Like the Apple iPad, the Motorola Xoom and the BlackBerry PlayBook, this tablet debuts with a pack of applications customised for the tablet form factor.

In this slideshow we'll provide you with a quick and handy guide to the 10 applications that will give you a good start with your TouchPad experience. Note that we're excluding Facebook and Twitter from the mix, since we assume you've heard of those before.