The new HP TouchPad gets out there (a little bit)

I’m really liking the first looks of the (soon to be released) HP TouchPad. Very sexy and swish looking. Sounds like webOS is pretty awesome too. We could have some serious iPad competition here, as long as the price point is set properly.

Another nice looking feature is the next generation of Touchstone technology (NFC anybody??):

Easily share a URL with your Pre3 simply by tapping them together. Receive text messages and answer phone calls on your TouchPad so you don’t miss a thing. Start reading a website or blog on a TouchPad and then tap your smartphone to take it to go.

NICE!!! and the specs are not slacking at all.

Color Black
Operating system HP webOS
Display 9.7-inch XGA capacitive, multitouch screen with a vibrant 18-bit color, 1024×768 resolution display
Keyboard Virtual keyboard
Email Microsoft® Exchange email with Microsoft Direct Push Technology

POP3/IMAP (Yahoo!® Mail, Gmail™, AOL, Hotmail®, etc.)

Messaging Integrated IM and SMS
GPS3 A-GPS (3G models only)
Digital camera Front-facing 1.3-megapixel webcam for live video calling
Sensors Light sensor, accelerometer, compass (magnetometer), and gyroscope
Media formats supported Audio formats: DRM-free MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, QCELP, WAV

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

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

Bluetooth® wireless technology 2.1 + EDR with A2DP stereo Bluetooth support

Memory Choose either 16GB or 32GB internal storage
Battery Rechargeable 6300 mAh (typical) battery
Connector Charger/microUSB connector with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Headphone jack 3.5mm stereo headset/headphone/microphone jack
Speakers Internal stereo speakers and Beats Audio™
HP Touchstone for TouchPad Compatible
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-CPU APQ8060 1.2GHz
Dimensions Width: 240mm (9.45 inches)

Height: 190mm (7.48 inches)

Thickness: 13.7mm (0.54 inches)

Weight Approximately 740 grams (1.6 pounds)
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About Cameron
I'm a final year Computer Science/Information Systems major. Already finished my BA in Politics/Philosophy. I do web and software freelance on the side, while I finish studying. Hoping to be self-employed by the end of my degree, otherwise off into the real-world I go....

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