HP’s New Palm Topaz Tablet gets exposed
Awhile back news broke about the giant computer company HP buying out one of the best cell phone companies ever Palm. The buyout came at a perfect time for the pretty much sunken ship Palm and the anticipation as to what HP would do with such a solid cell phone maker was – and very much still is – sky-high. Today’s news however, brings into light a new product from the newly formed HP/Palm Company, a tablet. A tablet to end all tablets, a tablet which should be as perfect as a mobile tablet computer can be! Let’s take a look at the new HP – Palm Topaz Tablet shall we.
A few days back Engadget got their hands on some pictures and specs of the new Topaz tablet. This week more information has leaked out in regard to the new tablets specs, and they do seem very scrumptious. According to the new information the Palm Topaz Tablet will rock some very up to par specs. The Topaz will run webOS on a QUALCOMM MSM8660 processor at 1.2 GHz, a good start for sure! The Topaz’s screen will measure in at a 9.7 inch XGA with a resolution of 1024×768 with some sort of “EZ-Clean” coating for..well easy cleaning. The Topaz will come equipped with 512 MB of RAM and three flavors of 16 32 or 64 GB of storage. A “user facing” 1.3 mega pixel camera is mentioned to be on the new Topaz as well, however, no mention of a forward facing camera. You can expect the standards with an built in accelerometer, microphone, compass and stereo speakers powered by “Beats Audio”. Other standards that are known from this leak include, Wi-Fi b/g/n, GPS, WWAN and Bluetooth. The Topaz should also sport a 3.5mm headset jack a micro USB “slot” and is estimated to run about 8 hours on the internal battery.
According to the leaky information surrounding the Topaz, it seems that a Wi-Fi version of the device will find itself in the market place first. The Topaz will then make it through the ranks with HSPA, CDMA and LTE versions shortly their after. This new tablet from Palm is surely anticipated and will work with Palms Touchstone technology, you may remember from the Palm Pre (wirelessly charge). However in new product fashion this Touchstone technology on the Topaz will give the user the ability to share videos, pictures, websites, audio etc.
Sounds and looks great to me. Are you looking forward to the resurgence of Palm under the wings of HP?HP, WebOS, tablet, Palm, topaz