HP TouchPad WebOS Tablet
HP and Palm also have announced their first WebOS based tablet – the HP TouchPad which measures 190 mm x 242 mm x 13.7 mm, weighs approximately 740 and boasts 9.7-inch (1024 x 768) capacitive multitouch display.
The TouchPad runs WebOS 3.0, it can be connected to your WebOS smartphones and allowing you to answer calls and receive and view SMS messages right on your TouchPad. The tablet also includes HP’s exclusive new touch-to-share feature will let you simply touch an enabled webOS phone to your TouchPad to share web URLs. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-CPU APQ8060 1.2-GHz processor, has 1GB of RAM and is offered with 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage. Connectivity includes Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth wireless 2.1 + EDR with A2DP stereo Bluetooth support, A-GPS (3G only), microUSB port and microUSB and 3.5mm audio jack.
TouchPad also has front-facing 1.3-megapixel webcam, internal stereo speakers with Beats Audio, light sensor, accelerometer, compass (magnetometer) and gyroscope all backed by 6,300 mAh battery. The integrated WebOS 3.0 offers true multitasking and will shows you your activities in the form of cards, and will automatically group related cards – for example, an email and an associated web page – together in a card stack, so you can easily track all related items together. It also offers browser with support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Microsoft Exchange email with Microsoft Direct Push Technology, VPN support to connect to corporate networks, email support (Google Gmail push, Yahoo!, POP3, IMAP and includes HP Synergy feature which allows you to manage information from multiple sources and accounts across the web automatically.
HP TouchPad is scheduled to be available in the summer, alongside various accessories. Exact pricing and availability will be announced at a later date.