Tuesday, March 8, 2011

HP TouchPad WebOS Tablet Price, Release & Review

The latest HP TouchPad WebOS 3.0-based tablet is coming to the market sooner than expected and here we will give you the news covering the price, release and a review.
DiGiTimes and Barrons have reported that HP (Hewlett-Packard) is going to start selling the new HP TouchPad in April and it’s price is rumoured to be around about $699 according to Rethink Wireless, if this is the final price do you think it is a reasonable or a little too expensive considering the specs and features within?

HP is apparently going to get shipments in the region of about 4-5 million TouchPad WebOS 3.0-based tablet PC units in 2011.

The tablet will feature 1024 by 768 with aspect ratio of 4:3 (9.7-inch) display made of Corning Gorilla Glass, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8060 processor, 1GB of RAM and buyers will have a choice of 16GB and a 32GB versions.

HP TouchPad features and specs

  • HP webOS
  • High-speed connectivity(1)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-CPU APQ8060 1.2-GHz processor
  • 9.7-inch diagonal XGA
    capacitive, multitouch screen with a vibrant, 18-bit color, 1,024 x 768
    resolution display
  • The option of either 16
    GB or 32 GB of internal storage(14)
  • 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(1)
  • Wireless connectivity:
    • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n with
      WPA, WPA2, WEP, 802.1X authentication(1)
    • A-GPS (3G only)(10)
    • Bluetooth® wireless
      technology 2.1 + EDR with A2DP stereo Bluetooth support
  • Multimedia options,
    including music, photos, video recording and playback, and a 3.5 mm
    headset/headphone/microphone jack
    • Internal stereo speakers
      and Beats Audio
    • Front-facing 1.3-megapixel
      webcam for live video calling(11)
  • Email, including EAS (for
    access to corporate Microsoft Exchange servers) and personal email support
    (Google Gmail push, Yahoo!, POP3, IMAP)(6)
  • Robust messaging support(4)
  • Light sensor,
    accelerometer, compass (magnetometer) and gyroscope
  • Rechargeable 6,300 mAh
    (typical) battery
  • Micro-USB (Charging and PC
    Connect) with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
  • Built-in HP Touchstone
    technology for easy charging (HP Touchstone for TouchPad sold separately) and HP
    touch-to-share to share web addresses between TouchPad and compatible webOS
  • Dimensions: 190 mm x 242 mm x
    13.7 mm (7.48 inches x 9.53 inches x .54 inches)
  • Weight: approximately 740 g
    (1.6 pounds)

More information about
HP TouchPad is available at


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