Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) said it has planned a new tablet HP TouchPad 4G that will be available exclusively in the United States on AT&T. The current version of TouchPad is a Wi-Fi one and sold at $499.99 for a 16GB version and $599.99 for a 32GB version.
The new TouchPad 4G will have a faster 1.5-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core APQ8060 processor, compared to the current TouchPad processor of 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8060.
TouchPad 4G will have integrated GPS and AT&T wireless mobile broadband capabilities built in. It also has the connected version of HP's first webOS tablet that lets users browse the web, check email and get more done in more places – not just Wi-Fi hotspots.
TouchPad 4G is ideal for anyone who needs maximum flexibility for productivity on the go, said David Gee, vice president, Marketing and Enterprise Solutions, webOS, Personal Systems Group, HP. It's particularly well suited for users who rely on connectivity in the field – from large corporations to small businesses and self-employed mobile professionals.
With support for Adobe Flash Player Beta; video calling capabilities; the ability to print wirelessly to compatible networked HP printers; Quickoffice to view Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files; and Adobe Reader to view PDFs, HP TouchPad is a true productivity powerhouse.
It automatically syncs personal and work emails, contacts and calendars from sources such as Microsoft Exchange, Facebook and Google into a single view.
Optional accessories for HP TouchPad 4G includes the HP Touchstone Charging Dock, the HP TouchPad Wireless Keyboard and the HP TouchPad Case.
The company said the HP TouchPad 4G on the AT&T mobile broadband network will be available through HP commercial channels, AT&T Business Services and major retailers. Specific pricing and dates will be available at a later date.
Here is a comparison between new HP TouchPad 4G and current TouchPad: