HP touchPad was firstly shown early this year at HP Web OS event. HP idea of a tablet is very impressive and could be a serious contender against the other tablets in the market.
HP has experience building tablets for the Windows platform for many years. I have tried them out and in my opinion they were made of good build quality and certainly had a good feel to it. The only drawback was the OS itself since Windows was not user-friendly. The Touchpad is HP’s first take at a proper tablet and its the first device to be running the new Web OS 3 which was only previously available on Palm smartphones.
Here are some of HP TouchPad Specs.
Display: 9.7-inch XGA screen with 18-bit color, 1024×768 res
Performance: 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core (APQ8060) processor
Weight: 1.6 lbs
Extras: Front-facing 1.3 MP webcam
Wi-Fi — 802.11 a/b/g/n
Availability: in 16GB ($500) or 32GB ($600)
Battery: 6300 mAh rechargeable battery (8 hours and 33 mins)
With specs like these, this tablet is a serious killer. With its fun and intuitive User Interface, it can attract any customers. Although its poor battery life and poor build quality may affect its market, the TouchPad has serious features which many would find useful such as Flash support and a very powerful set of speakers.
HP is also being generous by offering US customers to prove of ownership of a Palm device purchased before 31st July. They will then give instant $50 mail and rebate. Way to go HP…
What do you think? Let us what your thoughts are. Could this be an iPad crusher? That’s for you to decide.
The HP TouchPad starts selling and shipping 1st of July or as of today.