HP TouchPad was unveiled by HP at the Think Beyond event in February. There was talk of a summer release but nothing definite for us to peg onto. A number of sources have got it from HP representatives that the HP TouchPad will definitely be coming out in June followed by Pre 3. HP CEO Leo Apotheker has made similar references before and HP Vice President of Developer Relations Richard Kerris confirms the same on Twitter.
As we’ve told you before, HP TouchPad has been spotted at FCC, making its June release even more probable. One of HP TouchPad’s highlighted features is the Touch-to-Share that works seamlessly with other webOS devices including smartphones. HP exhibited the feature by pairing HP TouchPad and Pre 3 (pairing being a prerequisite) and sharing data between the devices.
The webOS TouchPad features a 9.7-inch multi-touch screen with 1024x768p resolution, 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, A-GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and microUSB. The 16GB and 32GB versions will cost the same as the iPad 2 equivalents, according to rumors.
Developers have played around with the webOS 3.0 SDK and given it the thumbs up. By the time HP TouchPad comes out, the resident webOS 3.0 will work even better. We’d love to see this tab in full action.