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HP TouchPad Unboxing (video)

Scheduled to ship on Friday, the HP TouchPad just made its way into TechnoBuffalo HQ a little early. So you know what that means — time for some sweet unboxing action!

HP has experience building tablets for the Windows platform, but this is the company’s — and the world’s — first-ever WebOS tablet, so join me as I pop open the package and behold Palm‘s legacy.

For a better idea of what we’re looking at, here are a few specs for your perusal.

HP TouchPad Specs

  • 9.7-inch XGA screen with 18-bit color, 1024×768 res
  • 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core (APQ8060) processor
  • 9.45″ (L) x 7.48″ (W) x 0.0.54″ (T)
  • 1.6 lbs
  • Front-facing 1.3 MP webcam
  • Available in 16GB ($500) or 32GB ($600)
  • Wi-Fi – 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Stereo Bluetooth
  • 6300 mAh rechargeable battery

HP is also sweetening the pot for current WebOS users. The company is offering a $50 mail-in rebate, good toward the 32GB TouchPad until July 31, to people who can prove ownership of a Palm Pre, Pre Plus, Pixi or Pixi Plus.

Well hey, that’s an innovative thought — why not reward existing users for their loyalty, right? (Here’s hoping this will inspire a trend.) Then again, maybe this is just a smooth way of hyping the Touchpad’s unique touch-to-share protocol with WebOS smartphones, which also lets people answer calls and texts on their tablets.

What do you think? Are you tempted by HP’s latest? Do you consider it a contender in the iOS– and Android-dominated tablet space? Check out the vid, then weigh in with your thoughts.

Jon Rettinger

Jon, perhaps best known by his YouTube alter ego Jon4Lakers, has a love for technology that can never be quenched, no matter how hard he tries. If...