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