review

Here’s our digest on the conclusions of the top US and UK reviewers ahead of the 5s and its cheaper, plastic sibling, the 5c, going on sale on Friday. 

Chris Nuttall

While the media were not allowed to reach out and actually touch HP’s TouchPad at its launch in San Francisco on Wednesday, there was an opportunity to see some close-up demos after the unveiling and to handle the new Veer and Pre3 smartphones. My impressions were that this was a strong competitor in the power of its interface and hardware to the iPad, but its summer launch and comparative lack of apps may not put it in touching distance of the iPad or Android devices appearing months earlier.