HP has announced their new TouchPad webOS tablet device which boasts to introduce fun and mobile productivity. The company has also introduced two new smartphones- Veer and Pre3 – which also run webOS.
HP has unveiled their first webOS slate, the HP TouchPad. It features a 9.7-inch capacitive multitouch display, virtual keyboard, instant-on access, support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 beta in the browser and access to thousands of webOS applications. Designed for entertainment and mobile productivity, the TouchPad boasts to offer unified experience across various devices.
You can answer calls or view your Short Message Service (SMS) messages from the slate, or use the exclusive touch-to-share feature to share web URLs from your webOS phone to the TouchPad. With HP Synergy, simply sign in to your Facebook, Google, Microsoft Exchange, LinkedIn and Yahoo! accounts and your contacts, calendar and email automatically populate on the slate.
Amazon.com has also announced that it will launch a free Kindle app for HP webOS tailored for TouchPad that will give user access to more than 810,000 titles from Amazon's Kindle Store. You can also buy and sell on Amazon.com, do internet banking, buy movie ticketsor check the latest news.
Other features include 1.3-megapixel front-facing webcam, 16 or 32GB internal storage, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth wireless connectivity and A-GPS. The TouchPad also comes with built-in HP Touchstone technology for easy charging, and is compatible with the HP Touchstone for TouchPad (sold separately). You can charge in either portrait or landscape mode, even without removing the TouchPad case (sold separately).
HP TouchPad is scheduled to be available this summer. Pricing and availability will be announced at a later date.
– Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-CPU APQ8060 1.2-GHz processor
– 9.7-inch diagonal XGA capacitive, multitouch screen (1024×768)
– 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage
– HP webOS
– Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
– A-GPS (3G only)
– Bluetooth wireless technology 2.1+EDR with A2DP stereo Bluetooth support
– 3.5mm headset/headphone/microphone jack
– Internal stereo speakers and Beats Audio
– Front-facing 1.3-megapixel webcam
– Light sensor, accelerometer, compass (magnetometer) and gyroscope
– Rechargeable 6,300mAh battery
– Micro-USB connector
– Built-in HP Touchstone technology for easy charging (HP Touchstone for TouchPad sold separately) and HP touch-to-share to share web addresses between TouchPad and compatible webOS phones
– Dimensions: 190 x 242 x 13.7 mm
– Weight: approximately 740g