It’s here folks! Hewlett Packard (HP) launched the much awaited TouchPad, previously tagged as Topaz, last night in San Francisco. HP’s first ever webOS slate became one of the main attractions at the launch event for the mobile world whose specs and features are ready to give a tough competition to the Apple iPad.
The interface features a spacious workspace and activity cards, giving users the access to visualize and organize on what they’re working on. Users can easily move back and forth between cards without closing any application. Multitasking made easy without the need to lose work or close a on-going task.
Pause a game, tap an email notification, check your calendar, read a restaurant review, send an IM, then switch back to the game without closing anything.
HP TouchPad Specs:
1. The WebOS 3.0 Operating System
2. 9.7-inch multi-touch display with 1024 x 768 pixels resolution
3. Qualcomm Snapdragon Dual-CPU 1.2 GHz Processor
4. Virtual Keyboard
5. Email: Microsoft® Exchange email with Microsoft Direct Push Technology
6. Messaging: Integrated IM and SMS
7. GPS: A-GPS (3G models only)
8. Front-facing 1.3-megapixel webcam for live video calling
9. Light sensor, accelerometer sensor, compass (magnetometer), and gyroscope
10. Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n with WPA, WPA2, WEP, 802.1X authentication, Bluetooth® wireless technology 2.1 + EDR with A2DP stereo Bluetooth support
11. 16GB or 32GB internal storage
12. 6300 mAh battery
13. Internal stereo speakers and Beats Audio™
Jon Rubinstein, Senior VP and GM, Hewlett Packard:
Today we’re embarking on a new era of webOS with the goal of linking a wide family of HP products through the best mobile experience available. The flexibility of the webOS platform makes it ideal for creating a range of innovative devices that work together to keep you better connected to your world.