We have always known HP to come up with a tablet running the WebOS. And now, we have further information coming from foxnews saying the California based company is actually gearing up to invade the CES with at least three such devices with a fourth device also in the pipeline. However, while the three devices would be showcased at the next month’s CES, the fourth tablet device (also running WebOS) would only be released during autumn and would be a student specific device.
Now coming to the tablet triplets that are being readied for next month’s unveiling at the CES: the most intriguing factor is that all three look spectacularly similar with just minor hardware differences between them. Not only are they almost identical to each other, but they look to be very close derivatives of the HP Slate that kicked up a storm this year but never got to enter markets.
With all three running WebOS 2.5, the tablets will be even more slim than the Apple iPad and will sport rounded edges like what we have seen in the new Kindle. Also, the tablets will come with Sprint 4G connectivity, will weigh just 1.25 pounds, and will include a mini HDMI port as well as a USB 3.0 port. The tablets will have a twin camera set up as well, with a 1.3 megapixel unit at the front and a 3 megapixel web cam at the rear, both including LED flashes. The tablets will also include a multi switch similar to what can be seen on a Palm Pre and is essentially the ‘Alt + Cltr + Del’ switch on the HP Slate.
Now coming to tablet sizes, it seems apparent that at least one of the tablets will have a 9.7 inch sized display and all three are likely to be bigger than the 8.9 inch display of the student specific tablet now under development.
Now all we can do now is wait until CES.
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