HP Topaz Pics, Details Leaked to the Web - HotHardware
HP Topaz Pics, Details Leaked to the Web

HP Topaz Pics, Details Leaked to the Web

Someone over at Hewlett-Packard is apparently ultra-excited about the company's upcoming Topaz tablet -- the first slate to be built around HP's semi-newly acquired webOS platform -- and has leaked a ton of info and pictures to Pre|Central. Topaz, as you already know, is the name HP is giving its first webOS-based slate, and while some of the information has already been floating around the Web for some time new, there are some new details.

Here's how the spec sheet breaks down:
  • Qualcomm MSM8660 dual-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz
  • Integrated Adreneo 220 GPU
  • 9.7-inch XGA (1024x768)
  • 512MB DDR2
  • 16GB/32GB/64GB eMMC
  • Front-facing camera for video chat
  • Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and 3G/4G connectivity options
  • Integrated speakers with Beats Audio and 3.5mm audio jack
  • 24WHr batter for greater than 8 hours of run time

At a glance, Topaz packs some impressive muscle and should give Apple's iPad a run for its money. There are three buttons on the side and top, one each for power, volume up, and volume down.

According to the leaked documents, Topaz will support Touchstone inductive charging. It will also wirelessly stream video to your television and act as a giant remote when doing so. Multi-touch gestures will be included, as will tabbed browsing and cut, copy, and paste functions.

HP is expected to announce a ship date and price for Topaz at a press event on February 9, 2011.
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sometimes it feels that nothing is leaked by accident.

leaking something is the best way to generate hype. It would have cooler if they pulled an Apple move.... "Accidentally leave this mysterious device, just so that it happens to be near a writer/ tech-savvy person" and then let the flow of events generate the hype.

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I have looked over this one it is pretty impressive. I think I like that it is a WebOS device almost the best of all. As far as it goes I was kind of disappointed in HP with the last devices they released. I personally don't have a lot of experience with WebOS, but have heard wonders about it, and would be interested in checking it out for sure. This one looks interesting, but as far as the iPad being good for feminine hygiene in the future it will be just like it's largest competitor Tampax, and surrounded on both sides by competing items. The one thing I really love about all these smart phones, slates, tablets is they have different os's all over the place, and many of them are even open source to one degree or another. Just like the AMD/Intel thing competition is good all the way around for consumers. So M$ will have to step up and innovate or step to the curb. I know they have some platforms pretty much such as business. If consumers choose another platform on the mobile space though the business's will eventually be forced to offer more support of differing OS implementations. With this it also leads to the market leader doing more work towards innovation across the board to remain relevant.

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