HP TouchPad, the First webOS Tablet in History: Full Specs and Features Unveiled

HP TouchPad, the First webOS Tablet in History: Full Specs and Features Unveiled

This is going to be another Tablet PC to consider in your buying list, folks. What they are yelling as “Topaz” turns out to be the HP TouchPad, a 9.7-inch slate from the merger Hewlett Packard and Palm.
From HP’s “Think Beyond” event in San Francisco, unveiled is the first tablet to run on webOS platform called TouchPad. It comes with decent specs that indeed getting itself ready for a battle with Apple’s iPad, or with the soon-to-be-released BlackBerry PlayBook from RIM, and the first Honeycomb slate – the Motorola Xoom.

HP TouchPad

Powered by a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon processor, the TouchPad will run on webOS 3.0 with what is said to be a “vibrant 9.7-inch diagonal flush capacitive multitouch display”at 1024 x 768 pixels. Exciting features the TouchPad brings include its ability to transfer a website (HP touch-to-share), SMS, multi-media files, and even phone calls to HP’s latest smartphones – the Pre 3 and Veer. Though like the first gen iPad, this slate doesn’t come with rear camera; however, it flaunts a 1.3 MP front-facing camera for video-calling and conferencing.

You may check out HP TouchPad Full Specs and Features after the break.

  • HP webOS 3.0
  • 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-CPU APQ8060 processor
  • 9.7-inch diagonal XGA capacitive, multitouch screen with a vibrant, 18-bit color, 1,024 x 768 resolution display
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB or 32GB internal storage
  • Support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 beta for access to rich, Flash-based web content
  • 1.3 front-facing camera
  • 3G/4G
  • Wi-Fi, 802.11 b/g/n with WPA, WPA2, WEP, 802.1X authentication
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR with A2DP stereo Bluetooth support
  • Internal stereo speakers and Beats Audio
  • GPS, A-GPS (3G only)
  • Micro-USB
  • Accelerometer, gyroscope
  • 6,300 mAh battery, Built-in HP Touchstone technology for easy charging
  • 740 g
  • 7.54 x 9.53 x 0.54-inch

HP says the TouchPad is scheduled for release comes summer and prices and availability will be announced later. Surely we’ll let you know… For the meantime, do share your comments below.

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