Hot on the heels of the Pre 3 and Veer announcement, HP introduced the real star of today’s event, the TouchPad tablet. The TouchPad is a 1.6 pound, 13.7mm thick, 9.7-inch, dual-core tablet that finally brings webOS to the big screen. Powered by the latest dual-core, 1.2GHz, Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, a 1024 x 768 pixel resolution, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calling, 16GB or 32GB of storage, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 +ERD, 6,200mAh battery, and speakers from Beats Audio. The TouchPad utilize touchstone technology to facilitate sharing between webOS devices. As HP explains:
The next generation of Touchstone technology makes HP devices work better together. Easily share a URL with your Pre 3 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. We’re building more connected devices so you can have a more connected experience.
Like the Pre 3, the TouchPad will be available “this summer” at an unknown price point. Android, iOS, QNX, webOS… competition is a good thing.