HP Unveils WebOS-Based TouchPad Tablet To Taken On Apple’s iPad
HP has just unveiled web-OS based HP TouchPad to take on Appleâ€™s iPad.Â HP claims it isÂ â€œSuper Naturalâ€ as it â€œworks the way you do, so you get more doneâ€.
TouchPad Wi-Fi models will be available this summer while the TouchPad 3G and 4G models will follow shortly.
Take a look at the tech specs of TouchPad:
9.7-inch XGA capacitive, multitouch screen with a vibrant 18-bit color, 1024×768 resolution display
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POP3/IMAP (Yahoo!Â® Mail, Gmailâ„¢, AOL, HotmailÂ®, etc.)
Integrated IM and SMS
A-GPS (3G models only)
Front-facing 1.3-megapixel webcam for live video calling
Light sensor, accelerometer, compass (magnetometer), and gyroscope
Media formats supported
Audio formats: DRM-free MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, QCELP, WAV
Video formats: MPEG-4, H.263, H.264
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n with WPA, WPA2, WEP, 802.1X authentication;
Bluetooth wireless technology 2.1 + EDR with A2DP stereo Bluetooth support
Choose either 16GB or 32GB internal storage
Rechargeable 6300 mAh (typical) battery
Charger/microUSB connector with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
3.5mm stereo headset/headphone/microphone jack
Internal stereo speakers and Beats Audioâ„¢
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Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-CPU APQ8060 1.2GHz
Width: 240mm (9.45 inches)
Height: 190mm (7.48 inches)
Thickness: 13.7mm (0.54 inches)
Approximately 740 grams (1.6 pounds)
TouchPad also gets innovative features such as wireless charging, which was first seen in Palm Pre, the ability to share data between webOS devices, to make video calls with a front-facing camera and the multitasking feature with its unique â€œcardâ€ interface.
HP has also released a video to give a glimpse of their upcoming device:
HP has not disclosed the price yet.
So will it be an iPad killer? Based on the tech specs, it looks very impressive. If they price it right, they might give Appleâ€™s iPad a run for its money but they should have launched it now rather than in summer as it will have to compete with the second generation iPad.
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