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HP Announces TouchPad Tablet With webOS

by Sean P. Aune | February 9, 2011February 9, 2011 11:24 am PDT

HP finally unveiled its 9.7-inch TouchPad today, running the webOS that it acquired when the company purchased Palm.

Ever since HP purchased Palm, we’ve been waiting to see what the company best known for printers would do with the popular operating system.  While phones seemed to be a given, we started hearing rumors of a “PalmPad” at one point, and then eventually we knew it would be called the TouchPad when HP filed for the trademark.  Well, it’s finally a reality, it’s here and it looks like it could be a major contender to Apple’s iPad.

TouchPad Tech Specs

  • 9.7-inch diagonal XGA capacitive, multitouch screen with a vibrant, 18-bit color, 1,024 x 768 resolution display
  • 1.6 pounds
  • 190 mm x 242 mm x 13.7 mm (7.48 inches x 9.53 inches x .54 inches)
  • webOS 3.0
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-CPU APQ8060 1.2-GHz processor
  • Front-facing 1.3-megapixel webcam for live video calling
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR
  • Internal stereo speakers and Beats Audio
  • Touch-To-Share
  • 16GB and 32GB versions
  • Full Flash 10.1 support
  • A-GPS (3G only)
  • Light sensor, accelerometer, compass (magnetometer) and gyroscope
  • Micro-USB (Charging and PC Connect) with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
  • Available this summer

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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