We knew there is a 7 inch version of the TouchPad that is being developed at HP and there already are some details available, though inadvertently thanks to a FCC leak. So we now know the tablet will be called the TouchPad Go. The new model will be closer to the TouchPad 4G than the original TouchPad. Also, it’s likely the tablet will be powered by a 1.5 Ghz processor, maybe even the same 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon that the TouchPad 4G comes with. It is also expected to have HSPA+ for 3G on AT&T and international versions.
There will be both the Wi-Fi and 3G versions of the TouchPad Go according to the labels that HP is testing. The memory capacity is 16 GB and 32 GB, which is what the current tablets also have. The Wi-Fi model however will only be the 16 GB version. Under the Go’s original Opal codename, this device had been known to use the exact same 1024 x 768 resolution display as its bigger 10 inch cousin, while everything inside is expected to be the same.
Further details are awaited as it is not yet known for sure when the tablet will hit streets. It is being speculated that the smaller TouchPad is expected to be on the shelves by a month or so as Inventec, HP’s Taiwan based contractor, has already taken up the production task.
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