HP TouchPad
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Only days after the launch of Touchpad, HP is said to be planning new versions for its WebOS tablet device.

The PC giant is planning to lauch a 64GB white Touchpad in August, according to Precentral.net.

The report adds that the white Touchpad will sport a 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon chip, versus the current 1.2GHZ processor.

In addition to a white variant, HP is expected to release a TouchPad that can connect to AT&T's HSPA+ network, and is expected to be marketed as a 4G product.

The Touchpad currently comes only with Wi-Fi, costing $499.99 for a 16GB model and $599.99 for a 32GB model. But, the company said it will be partnering with AT&T later this summer to launch a connected version of the tablet.

The current Touchpad boasts a 9.7-inch screen and supports proximity-based sharing, allowing compatible devices to wirelessly exchange data, media, and information via Bluetooth.

The device provides premium audio playback with stereo speakers and Beats Audio technology. It has the Just Type feature to find information on the device or in the cloud and offers integrated access to their information with HP Synergy. Meanwhile, HP's exclusive Touch to Share capability allows users to share Web addresses between HP TouchPad and compatible webOS phones.

Following table shows a comparison of HP Touchpad along with Apple iPad 2 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.


HP Touchpad

Apple iPad 2

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1



White, Black


Operating System

HP WebOS 3.0

iOS 4.3.3

Android -Honeycomb


9.7-inch XGA capacitive, multitouch screen, 1024x768 resolution

9.7 inches LED display, 1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch (ppi)

10.1 inches

1280x800 WXGA TFT LCD screen at 149 ppi with 4-way rotation


Width: 7.48 inches

Height: 9.45 inches

Width: 7.31 inches

Height: 9.5 inches

Width: 6.9 inches

Height: 10.1 inch


1.6 pounds

1.33 pounds

1.24 pounds


Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-CPU APQ8060 1.2GHz

Apple A5 processor; 1GHz dual-core

Nvidia Tegra2 Dual-core processor, 1 GHz


Front-facing 1.3-megapixel webcam for live video calling

Back camera: Video recording, HD (720p) up to 30 frames per second with audio; still camera with 5x digital zoom

Front camera: Video recording, VGA up to 30 frames per second with audio; VGA-quality still camera

Back Camera: 720p HD, video recording

3MP autofocus camera with LED flash

Front Camera: 2MP


Light sensor, accelerometer, compass (magnetometer), and gyroscope

Three-axis gyro


Ambient light sensor

Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, compass

Media Formats Supported

Audio formats: DRM-free MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, QCELP, WAV

Video formats: MPEG-4, H.263, H.264

Audio formats supported: HE-AAC (V1 and V2), AAC, Protected AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second;

MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second;

Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second (fps)

Audio: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, RA

Video Formats: Full HD video playback (1080p) @30fps

Video Codec: WMV9, WMV7, WMV8, H.264, MPEG4, Xvid, DivX, H.263, VP8

Wireless Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n with WPA, WPA2, WEP, 802.1X authentication;

Bluetooth wireless technology 2.1 + EDR with A2DP stereo Bluetooth support

Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1+EDR Technology

HSPA +21 850/900/1900/2100

EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900

Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Dual-band support (2.4GHZ, 5GHz)

Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi direct


16GB or 32GB

16GB, 32GB or 64GB

16GB, 32GB or 64GB; 1GB RAM


Rechargeable 6300 mAh (typical battery)

Built-in 25-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery

Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music; Up to 9 hours surfing on 3G network

Built-in 7000mAh battery

Video: up to 9 hours

Music: up to 72 hours


Connector Charger/microUSB connector with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed;

Headphone jack 3.5mm stereo headset/headphone/microphone jack

30-pin dock connector port

3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack;

Built-in speaker;


Micro-SIM card tray (Wi-Fi + 3G model)

30-pin dock connector port

3.5-mm stereo headphone jack