HP announces TouchPad 4G on AT&T


The tablet industry is definitely heating up, as it no longer remains the domain of the Apple iPad (and its successor, of course) any more. With Google’s Android operating system (and their efforts in creating a tablet-centric version with Android 3.x Honeycomb) being widely adopted by tablet manufacturers, those results are creeping closer and closer towards the iPad standard in some aspect, while depending on the kind of hardware thrown in, beats out on the iPad to boot.

HP enters the tablet fray not fueled by Android, but rather, they very own operating system – webOS. Not only that, HP intends to make a splash with their TouchPad 4G by debuting it on AT&T, making sure it is capable of remaining connected at all times thanks to a built-in wireless mobile broadband. As for the rest of the specifications, you would do well to read on.

The HP TouchPad 4G will be powered by a relatively speedy 1.5GHz processor that has 32 GB of internal memory, built-in GPS navigation capability, and Wi-Fi for moments when you do not want to rely on the integrated wireless mobile broadband capability. After all, why bother eating into your data plan when you can always hitch a ride on another person’s network, right?

David Gee, vice president, Marketing and Enterprise Solutions, webOS, Personal Systems Group, HP, says, “TouchPad 4G is ideal for anyone who needs maximum flexibility for productivity on the go. It’s particularly well suited for users who rely on connectivity in the field from large corporations to small businesses and self-employed mobile professionals.”

The TouchPad 4G will also support Adobe Flash Player Beta, while you can keep in touch with family and friends via video calls if the need arises. Apart from that, the TouchPad 4G can also print documents, photos and other images sans wires, where it will obviously work best when connected to compatible networked HP printers.

There is still no word on pricing or availability just yet, but we do know that it will come sooner rather than later. Are you all stoked up yet?

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