HP’s First WebOS Tablet Launching July 1st, 9.7-inch TouchPad

Posted on 09. Jun, 2011 by in Tablets

HP TouchPad front back sideHewlett-Packard’s new software entity WebOS will make its first appearance in a tablet next month. HP has announced today that their long-awaited 9.7-inch HP TouchPad tablet is coming to the US on July 1st, most of Europe and Asia can expect the tablet shortly after that date.

The TouchPad will start at $499 for 16GB Wi-FI only models and a 32GB model is coming too but for $599. An opportunity to pre-order a Wi-Fi only TouchPad in your desired storage capacity will come on June 19th at top retailers such as Best Buy and Staples.

According to HP the first TouchPads launched will be Wi-Fi only but 3G equipped models will come later this Summer, AT&T Wireless will be first in the US with 3G models.

HP has launched a new product page for the tablet, located here, that details features for the tablet along with the first official HP accessories too. The only new piece of info that HP hasn’t outlined before is Adobe Flash Player 10.3 beta. Adobe released the 10.3 beta version of their popular flash player in March but the TouchPad will be the first tablet to ship with it pre-installed.

For a refresher you can check out the full list of specifications for the HP TouchPad below.

Operating SystemHP webOS 3.0
Display9.7-inch XGA capacitive, multi-touch screen with a vibrant 18-bit color, 1024×768 resolution display
KeyboardVirtual Keyboard
EmailMicrosoft® Exchange email with Microsoft Direct Push Technology POP3/IMAP
(Yahoo!® Mail, Gmail™, AOL, Hotmail®, etc.)
MessagingIntegrated IM and SMS
GPSA-GPS (3G models only)
Digital cameraFront-facing 1.3-megapixel webcam for live video calling4
SensorsLight sensor, accelerometer, compass (magnetometer), and gyroscope
Media formats supportedAudio formats: DRM-free MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, QCELP, WAV
Video formats: MPEG-4, H.263, H.264
Wireless connectivityWi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n with WPA, WPA2, WEP, 802.1X authentication;
Bluetooth® wireless technology 2.1 + EDR with A2DP stereo Bluetooth support
MemoryChoose either 16GB or 32GB internal storage
BatteryRechargeable 6300 mAh (typical battery)
ConnectorCharger/microUSB connector with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Headphone jack3.5mm stereo headset/headphone/microphone jack
SpeakersInternal stereo speakers and Beats Audio™
HP Touchstone for TouchPadCompatible
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon dual-CPU APQ8060 1.2GHz
DimensionsWidth: 190mm (7.48 inches)
Height: 240mm (9.45 inches)
Thickness: 13.7mm (0.54 inches)
WeightApproximately 740 grams (1.6 pounds)


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