You are probably aware HP had launched their first-ever webOS-based tablet to the market, it looks as if HP has bigger plans for the operating system which Palm originally developed. Apparently HP also plan to bring webOS to HP PCs in the future as well. However, HP also has a whole slew of new smartphones just over the horizon also powered by the webOS platform.
Some have reported that HP (Hewlett-Packard) will launch HP TouchPad in June with pricing set at $499 for the 16GB Wi-Fi version, and $599 for the 32GB. If this is the final price do you think it is a reasonable or a little too expensive considering the specs and features within?
|CPU type||Qualcomm APQ8060 (Dual Core)|
|CPU speed||1200 Mhz|
|Display Size||9.7″ 1024 X 768|
|Screen Type||LED-Backlit LCD|
|Touch Technology||Capacitive Multi-touch|
|Flash||16 GB/ 32 GB|
|Battery capacity||24 (Wh)|
|Weight||700gm / 24.7 oz.|
|Size (w/h/d mm)||240/190/14 mm|
|Size (w/h/d inches)||9.4/7.5/0.6|
|Mobile sim-card slot|
|Headset i/f (Mic+Line)|
# Flash Player 10.1 support
# Synergy, phone-to-tablet communication (which flags up calls and SMS from the phone on the TouchPad, where you can answer and respond to them)
# WebOS apps have also been adapted to suit the higher resolution screen.
# Email now gets a multi-pane UI (showing the inbox at the same time as a message for instance. Contacts, too, has new super-scrolling feature, while the calendar which still uses Synergy to pull in information from Exchange, Google Calendar and other sources)
# Video calling with a front-facing camera, and the new photo and video albums are now connected and offer integrated comments from online.
# A set of stereo speakers from Beats Audio.
# WebOS devices are able to print wirelessly.
# HP Movie Store, offering downloads of movies and TV shows, while Amazon has developed a Kindle for webOS app for ereading.
# HP’s updated TouchStone technology (like the HP Veer, the HP Pre3 and the TouchPad, tap them together, and information can be wirelessly transferred across.)
So you’re planning a tablet purchase this year. What do you do? I think it is better to wait and see if HP is able to deliver the device and wait for others comments as well.