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15Mar/110

HP Touchpad to arrive in June

Mar

15

By Sovy

The 8.9 inch HP TouchPad will arrive in June. This has been confirmed by the company CEO Leo Apotheker. Its generally hot during June but it seems it will be hotter this year with all the tablets waiting release during this time. The TouchPad will be one more in that list to be followed by its smaller sibling – the 7 inch HP Opal that will be released sometime in September.

The HP tablet will have a more powerful CPU – a dual core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon unit and will be first tablet to be based on WebOS 3.0. The TouchPad will also have other features such as WiFi, Bluetooth, a 1.3 megapixel camera, as well as a 6300mAh battery. The display will be made of a 8.9 inch 1024 x 768 pixel capacitive touch screen.

via ubergizmo

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8Mar/110

HP TouchPad shows up on Amazon.com + a video from Vietnam

The TouchPad, HP’s long awaited answer to the tablet PC craze, has already been revealed but is yet to be officially priced or assigned a specific launch date. However, that hasn’t stopped Amazon.com from putting up a product page dedicated to the world’s first WebOS based tablet, complete with a few user reviews as well as a couple of pictures of the upcoming tablet. Unfortunately, that’s all that the Amazon page is flashing right now though one will have the option to sign in to be notified of future developments on this.

Meanwhile, in another interesting development, there is a HP TouchPad video that has flooded the web world, and was shot inVietnam. In fact, the tech savvy in Vietnam have a knack of coming up with videos and pictures of gadgets that have not yet made their market debut and no one knows just how they are able to put off such feats. As for the video, it depicts the TouchPad with a sim card slot though it’s not known when the video was shot or if the feature is going to be part of the final product. The TouchPad is also shown engaging with the first gen iPad, though things will be vastly different in the real world. It’s not only the much improved iPad 2 that the TouchPad has to put up with but also a host of other tablets such as the Motorola XOOM, the BlackBerry PlayBook, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, just to name just a few.

The HP TouchPad does boasts of an impressive spec sheet though, which speaks of a dual core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, a 1 GB RAM, 16 GB and 32 GB of storage along with a 9.7 inch 1024 x 768 pixel capacitive touch screen display. The tablet also supports 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 (the Wi-Fi only version which has been announced as the first to be launched), along with a front facing 1.3 megapixel camera. Then of course, there will be the webOS 3.0 mobile operating system. The 3G and 4G versions of the TouchPad are likely to ship at a later date.

via pre-central

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7Mar/110

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Many competitors have been benchmarking their tablets against the original iPad, but the iPad 2 is now here and promises to change the game. Apple now has the speed and cameras to back itself up, but is it as good or better a buy? We've put the iPad 2 in a comparison with the BlackBerry PlayBook, HP TouchPad and Motorola Xoom to see how Apple holds up, especially on the matter of price....
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22Feb/110

HP TouchPad likely to arrive in April

Feb

22

By Sovy

Its good to see rumors slowly giving way to more concrete stuff. When the world’s first WebOS based tablet was launched, the only time window HP could come up with regard to the tablet’s commercial release was this summer. This time, its more definitive that has emerged on this front as the TouchPad is all set to be seen on store shelves from this April. Towards this, the retailers will start receiving the TouchPad from end March itself. If this turns out to be true, then it will confirm what HP has said it wishes to achieve – to have a product delivered within a few weeks of first announcing it. HP eventually plans to sell as many as 4 to 5 million units of the TouchPad in 2011. However, a lot will depend how the TouchPad is priced in the market. Surely its an affordably priced tablet that will have the maximum impact and let’s hope HP is all too well aware of the fact.

via digitimes

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14Feb/110

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HP today unveiled its upcoming TouchPad tablet device, a likely rival to the iPad. Looking remarkably similar to a first-generation iPad, the TouchPad features a 9.7-inch, 1024x768 multi-touch screen—the same size and resolution as the iPad—a weight of 1.6 pounds—the same weight as an iPad 3G—and measures 7.48 inches x 9.53 inches x .54 inches, or just slightly wider, shorter, and thicker than ...
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12Feb/110

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11Feb/110

Wattpad HP TouchPad application to launch with the new tablet

wattpad_logo_small.jpgFrom the press release:

Wattpad, the world’s most social eBook community continues to expand their leading mobile presence with the announcement that a Wattpad application will be available in time for the release of the HP TouchPad.

The Wattpad app is downloaded over 1 million times per month across 1000 different devices as readers search out new content and ways to connect with their favorite authors and other readers. Last month, Apple included the Wattpad app in its list of Top 100 Apps of all time and Wattpad has been the number one free eReading app on BlackBerry’s App World for over a year.

“The TouchPad application will be the first application designed specifically for the HP Palm product line. We continue to see strong uptake on our existing tablet offering and are looking forward to connecting readers as new tablet offerings become available” explains Allen Lau, CEO and co-founder of Wattpad. …

The Wattpad HP TouchPad application will be available for download on the new tablet offering as well as the HP Veer and Pre3, later this year.

10Feb/110

Third gen Qualcomm chip powering the HP TouchPad tablet officially revealed

The HP TouchPad unveiled yesterday scores many a firsts. Like its the first tablet from the computer giant that is built for a mass consumption. Then it is the first tablet to run WebOS, the operating system that HP inherited as a result of their acquisition of Palm. Next, the TouchPad is also the first tablet to have been built with the next generation dual core processor from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon APQ8060 CPU at its core. The TouchPad impressed with its looks, but to have a better idea of what the new tablet is all about, one will have to have a better understanding of the tablet’s heart, its CPU. So lets get a bit deeper in the new Qualcomm offering right away.

To begin with, the Snapdragon APQ8060 CPU is the third generation of processor from Qualcomm and one that integrates the APQ8060 with Adreno 220 GPU that boasts of two times as much graphics processing capabilities as its predecessors. The CPU includes two asynchronous processor cores which combined with the Adreno 220 GPU offers unmatched graphics processing capabilities to ensure seamless multimedia effect on the TouchPad.

Jon Oakes, Director of TouchPad Product Marketing at HP has this to say of the new Qualcomm processor: “With the APQ 8060 and Adreno 220 GPU, the HP TouchPad delivers a high-performing and fluid multitasking user interface, as well as offers game and multimedia application developers a high-performance environment for their applications.”

The awesome capabilities of the new CPU can be guessed from the fact that it allows for camera operation of up to 16 megapixel resolution while also supporting the “capture and display HD 1080P stereoscopic video or 8 Megapixel stereoscopic still images to an autostereoscopic panel or a 3D TV.” What this means is users will be able to capture not only high resolution video or still images but will also be able to watch these via their naked eyes without having to wear special glasses.

However, the HP TouchPad only seems to using a part of the new processor’s potential in that the tablet does not come with built in 3D capabilities. Maybe, HP has a more advanced and more feature packed TouchPad or a new tablet up its sleeve where we will see the new third generation Snapdragon spitting fire in all its glory. No problem if that is not to be as there are scores of other products now at various stages of development around the world. As the Vice President of product management at Qualcomm, Mr. Raj Talluri puts in: “Our work with industry leaders has allowed us to showcase the full spectrum of Snapdragon’s graphics and multimedia capabilities in both the tablet and smartphone space across major software platforms.” “With more than 75 Snapdragon devices already announced, 150 Snapdragon devices in development and over 100 high end mobile games optimized for our GPU, Qualcomm continues to be a leader in delivering high performance devices to market.”

What’ certain is there is a lot action waiting to get unfolded with the new APQ8060. So keep watching.

Click here for the full Press Release.

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