HP has officially unveiled their first webOS based tablet, the HP Touchpad and it will come with a new version of HP’s webOS software, webOS 3.0, plus a range of impressive specifications.
The HP TouchPad will features a 9.7 inch capacitive multitouch display, with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixel, processing comes from a dual core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and there is also 512MB of RAM.
There is also a 1.3 megapixel camera on the front of the Palm TouchPad for video calls, plus a virtual keyboard, a light sensor, accelerometer, compass (magnetometer), and gyroscope.
The HP TouchPad offers support for Adobe Flash 10.1, plus a wide range of music and video formats, which include DRM-free MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, QCELP, WAV, MPEG-4, H.263, H.264.
Other specifications on the HP TouchPad include 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR, and it features a 6300 mAh battery, although HP have yet to give any battery life figures.
It looks like there will be a WiFi only model plus a WiFi and 3G model, and the 3G model will come with A-GPS, there is also built in Beats Audio to both models.
One very interesting feature on the new HP Touchpad is the ability to share your URL from the website on your Pre 3 with the TouchPad, this can be done by putting the two devices together and the URL will automatically appear on the TouchPad.
On paper the HP TouchPad looks very impressive, there are two things that HP didn’t announced that we want to know, the first one is battery life, will it be as good as the iPad, the second is the price.
HP has announced that the TouchPad will go on sale in the summer, but they haven’t announced any pricing as yet, I wonder if they are waiting to see how much the iPad 2 will retail for.
We are looking forward to getting our hands on the HP TouchPad, and I think this is the first new tablet I have seen this year, out of many announced that I cant wait to get my hands one.
Have a look at the HP TouchPad Gallery below and you can find out more details about the HP TouchPad over at the HP website.
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