The TouchPad, HP’s long awaited answer to the tablet PC craze, has already been revealed but is yet to be officially priced or assigned a specific launch date. However, that hasn’t stopped Amazon.com from putting up a product page dedicated to the world’s first WebOS based tablet, complete with a few user reviews as well as a couple of pictures of the upcoming tablet. Unfortunately, that’s all that the Amazon page is flashing right now though one will have the option to sign in to be notified of future developments on this.
Meanwhile, in another interesting development, there is a HP TouchPad video that has flooded the web world, and was shot inVietnam. In fact, the tech savvy in Vietnam have a knack of coming up with videos and pictures of gadgets that have not yet made their market debut and no one knows just how they are able to put off such feats. As for the video, it depicts the TouchPad with a sim card slot though it’s not known when the video was shot or if the feature is going to be part of the final product. The TouchPad is also shown engaging with the first gen iPad, though things will be vastly different in the real world. It’s not only the much improved iPad 2 that the TouchPad has to put up with but also a host of other tablets such as the Motorola XOOM, the BlackBerry PlayBook, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, just to name just a few.
The HP TouchPad does boasts of an impressive spec sheet though, which speaks of a dual core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, a 1 GB RAM, 16 GB and 32 GB of storage along with a 9.7 inch 1024 x 768 pixel capacitive touch screen display. The tablet also supports 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 (the Wi-Fi only version which has been announced as the first to be launched), along with a front facing 1.3 megapixel camera. Then of course, there will be the webOS 3.0 mobile operating system. The 3G and 4G versions of the TouchPad are likely to ship at a later date.
Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email