HP announces World’s First Web-connected Home Printer
HP today unveiled the world’s first web-connected home printer: The HP Photosmart Premium with TouchSmart Web. The HP Photosmart Premium with TouchSmart Web has an extra-large 4.33-inch touchscreen – the largest LCD touchscreen of any all-in-one inkjet printer on the market. The versatile HP Photosmart Premium with TouchSmart Web prints, faxes, copies and scans – producing laser-quality text documents and lab-quality photos – making it ideal for multitasking households. With a full range of wired and wireless connectivity options, the printer provides the flexibility to print directly from Wi-Fi-enabled PCs, Bluetooth -enabled devices, the Apple iPhone and the Apple iPod touch using HP iPrint Photo.
Designed for the digital generation and connected households, the HP Photosmart Premium with TouchSmart Web features an entirely new web-based printing platform with HP applications. Similar to other Internet-connected devices, these apps, which are viewable on an extra-large, intuitive-to-use TouchSmart panel, allow people to connect instantly with fun, informative and personal content.The HP Photosmart Premium with TouchSmart Web will connect directly to a user’s Snapfish account to view, print and upload photos. Expected to be available this fall, the HP Photosmart Premium with TouchSmart Web will retail in the United States for a target street price of $399.