HP Launches Printer Connected to the Internet

HP has jumped into a new segment of printing by launching their new printer which is connected to internet. The printer, HP Photosmart Premium with TouchSmart Web connects to the web allowing users to directly browse the internet (on the printer) and print whatever they need, all of this without a PC.

This printer is perhaps the first one to be able to connect to the internet and print directly off it. A 4.3″ LCD screen is the gateway to the web for users.

This device comes with a standard set of applications and users can however, replace the existing ones or add new ones by downloading applications from the HP Apps Studio site.

HP’s vice president of imaging and printing, Vyomesh Joshi said – “By giving people access to the content they want at the touch of a finger, the ability to customise their printing experience and create their own apps, and enabling easy ‘one touch’ wireless setup, we are driving a significant shift in how people will be printing in the future.”

The current web partners for HP are Google with their maps, HP’s own photo sharing website Snapfish, HP’s Creative Studio that lets users create greetings and calendards, USA Today, Coupons Inc, Nickelodeon, Web Sudoku and Weathernews Inc.

The HP Photosmart Premium with TouchSmart Web is estimated to cost around £250 excluding VAT. The printer will be launched in August in the US and we are yet to hear about the UK launch.

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Abhinav has been blogging about printing and related technologies on CreativeCloud for several years. He is also a project manager for a large technology company.

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