More details on HP's WebOS Topaz tablet

Leaked specs for one of several expected tablet models to be unveiled next month by HP have emerged. The Topaz is rumored to have wireless charging, and integration with music, e-book, and photo-printing services.

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More details about HP's upcoming WebOS tablet are leaking out.
More details about HP's upcoming WebOS tablet are leaking out. Engadget

As February 9 draws nearer more details about HP's slate of WebOS tablets that the company is expected to announce keep leaking out.

Today's edition is brought to us by PreCentral.net, which obtained a very detailed spec sheet for the Topaz tablet HP is reportedly working on. PreCentral's document is about a year old, but appears to jibe with one that Engadget posted last week. Both note that the Topaz is set to have a 1024x768 resolution 9-inch screen; have premium audio, sporting the Beats by Dre branding, and a wireless dock.

Today's document shows that the "wireless dock" is actually an updated version of the wireless charging device paired with the Palm Pre, called the Touchstone. The updated version of the Topaz tablet will allow wireless charging; photo, music, and contact sharing; audio streaming via Bluetooth; video streaming; and, naturally since this is HP we're talking about, wireless printing.

There's also a slew of cloud-integration services planned, including a "tap-to-send" feature for music and photo and possibly e-book sharing. There's also a new service called "HP Cloud canvas."

Other reported specs include 512MB of RAM, three options for storage (16GB, 32GB, and 64GB), a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, a Qualcomm MSM8660 1.2GHz processor, and a weight of 1.5 pounds.

HP is expected to unveil all of this on February 9 at an event in San Francisco. We'll be there live-blogging the proceedings, so be sure to come back here for the definitive details from HP.