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.