Sunday, 12 July 2009

HP Introduces World’s First Web-connected Home Printer

HP is hoping there're a lot of people out there with mass printing needs but without regular Internet access. Their new PhotoSmart Premium printer has a Wi-Fi-enabled touchscreen on the front that allows a user to print directly from the Internet. The idea is that the printer would be a quick way of printing out online directions, pictures, movie tickets, and so forth, without the need of a computer.

HP even plans on teaming up with Google, Fandango, Snapfish, and other websites to provide easy-access widgets for the printer. But at a price of $399 and with a screen rivaling an iPhone's in size, it's unclear if this printer will capture the computer-less market from people who could probably afford a netbook and cheap printer for the same price.

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