HP TouchPad Tablet : Technical Specifications, Features, Photos

The first fruit of HP's 2010 landmark merger with (or more like take-over of) Palm has finally been unveiled.

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Obviously made to go head to head with Apple's next generation iPad, HP TouchPad runs WebOS 3.0 platform with its 1.2 GHz Snapdragon CPU. The slate flaunts a 9.7-inch widescreen display with 1024 x 768 screen resolution - to be exact, a front-facing 1.3 megapixel webcam, sensors including gyroscope, accelerometer and compass, 16GB and 32GB internal storage options and video call support. As for connectivity, HP TouchPad supports Wifi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and A-GPS for the 3G model.

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Other key features include instant-on access, Adobe Flash Player 10.1 beta support in browser, virtual keyboard, and access to thousands of applications.

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Much as it offers a lot of amazing features, HP TouchPad's WebOS - in itself - is the very highlight of the product.

Quoting Jon Rubinstein, General Manager of Palm Global Business Unit at HP;

"Today we're embarking on a new era of webOS with the goal of linking a wide family of HP products through the best mobile experience available. The flexibility of the webOS platform makes it ideal for creating a range of innovative devices that work together to keep you better connected to your world."

Exact release date and pricing details of this tablet have yet to be disclosed by HP.

In the meantime, here are the technical specifications of HP TouchPad;

TechPinas Tablet Technical Specs Table (TTabTST)
Name HP TouchPad
Type Tablet
Price Category High-End (Flagship Release)
Dimensions7.48 inches x 9.53 inches x .54 inches
Weight 1.6 pounds
Available Colors Black, TBA
Operating System HP WebOS 3.0
Display 9.7-inch diagonal XGA capacitive, multitouch screen with a vibrant, 18-bit color, 1,024 x 768 resolution display
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-CPU APQ8060 1.2-GHz processor
Camera Front-facing 1.3-megapixel webcam for live video calling, no camera at the back
Video Capture TBA
Audio and Video Playback Internal stereo speakers and Beats Audio, TBA
Ports Micro-USB (Charging and PC Connect) with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, 3.5 mm headset/headphone/microphone jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n with WPA, WPA2, WEP, 802.1X authentication, A-GPS (3G only)(10), Bluetooth wireless technology 2.1 + EDR with A2DP stereo Bluetooth support
Memory option of either 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage
Sensors Light sensor, accelerometer, compass (magnetometer) and gyroscope
Battery Rechargeable 6,300 mAh
Uptime TBA
Value-Added Features High-performance browser with full access to the web, including support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 beta for access to rich, Flash-based web content, Email, including EAS (for access to corporate Microsoft Exchange servers) and personal email support (Google Gmail push, Yahoo!, POP3, IMAP)
Announcement February 2011
Availability TBA
Price TBA

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