On Wednesday at an event in San Francisco, HP revealed its oft-rumored and highly anticipated WebOS tablet, the HP TouchPad.
The tablet will make use of Palm's latest version of the OS, WebOS 2.1. The device has a 9.7-inch capacitive touch screen, weighs 1.6 pounds, and is 13.7 millimeters thick. It includes 16GB or 32GB of storage, a dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, a gyroscope, and an accelerometer.
The TouchPad will also enable you to sync information over other WebOS devices.
First impression is that it looks a lot like the iPad, even down to the colors of keys on the virtual keyboard, but especially the very elegant and simple design.
Here's a full list of specs:
- Operating system: HP webOS 2.1
- Display: 9.7-inch XGA capacitive, multitouch screen with a 1024x768 resolution
- Keyboard: Virtual keyboard
- Email: Microsoft Exchange email with Microsoft Direct Push Technology, POP3/IMAP
- Messaging:vIntegrated IM and SMS
- GPS3: A-GPS (3G models only)
- Digital camera: Front-facing 1.3-megapixel webcam for live video calling
- Sensors: Light sensor, accelerometer, compass (magnetometer), and gyroscope
- Audio formats: Audio formats: DRM-free MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, QCELP, WAV
- Video formats: MPEG-4, H.263, H.264
- Wireless connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n with WPA, WPA2, WEP, 802.1X authentication
- Bluetooth wireless technology 2.1 + EDR with A2DP stereo Bluetooth support
- Memory: Choose either 16GB or 32GB internal storage
- Connector: Charger/microUSB connector with USB 2.0
- 3.5mm stereo headset/headphone/microphone jack
- Internal stereo speakers and Beats Audio
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-CPU APQ8060 1.2GHz
- Touchstone charging support.
- Dimensions: Width: 9.45 inches, Height: 7.48 inches, Thickness: 0.54 inches
- Weight: 1.6 pounds
HP says a Wifi version of the TouchPad will be available this summer, with a 3G/4G version available later in the year.
No word yet on pricing, but, we'll have more on the HP TouchPad later today.