HP has just introduced it’s first ever WebOS tablet, TouchPad and it has been mentioned as the ‘first’ in the webOS TouchPad family, hinting us that another tablet, ‘Opal’ is around the corner to be announced. HP TouchPad is previously known as ‘Topaz’.
The TouchPad runs with WebOS 3.0 on a dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon, weighing 1.6 pounds and measures 13.7mm thick. TouchPad is sporting 9.7″ display of the IPS-LCD kind, with 768×1024 pixels of resolution, and “EZ-clean” oleophobic coating, “true multitasking,” Touch-to-share, instant-on productivity, 1.3 Megapixels front-facing camera support for video calling, 16GB or 32GB of on-board memory (no memory card slot), 1GB desktop-grade DDR2 RAM, Internal stereo speakers, Beats Audio technology, Skype calling, compatibility, 6300 mAh battery with Amazon’s Kindle e-book store, lets you to “buy once, read everywhere,”and a standard 3.5mm jack
HP TouchPad is also having inbuilt gyroscope, accelerometer, compass, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, A-GPS (3G model only), plenty of call / email integration courtesy of HP Synergy, cloud syncing services, a slick virtual keyboard, VPN support, wireless printing as well as Google Docs, QuickOffice, Dropbox and Box.net compatibility, Microsoft Exchange email with Microsoft Direct Push Technology and much more.
HP TouchPad comes in different versions – just Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, while a second version adds a SIM card slot for 3G, as well as a GPS radio, and 4G versions are also to follow in due time. . HP TouchPad is having the ability to be connected to your WebOS smartphones (Palm Pre 3) in several ways, using the ‘touch-to-share’ feature and also can be able to share and stream multimedia through the Touchstone v2 dock to your TV, with the tablet acting as a remote when you take it out.
Price & Availability
HP TouchPad will be available “this summer” at an unknown price point.