More details surface on HP’s WebOS tablets

Touchpad name, Beats Audio, ample amount of cloud storage among the list of details emerged

As per our earlier news item, we had informed you about HP’s plans to unveil the Opal and Topaz tablets. The 7-inch Opal will be released in September and the 9-inch Topaz may appear as early as March. Well according to our latest updates, HP has lately applied for a trademark. This trademark was for the name HP Touchpad, which may well, be for the above mentioned tablets.

Several other specification details have also surfaced; these tablets will be using the Beat Audio technology that HP has been developing. In addition the Opal and topaz tablets could also feature a Touchstone charging dock. This dock performs the functionality of converting the “Touchpad” into an alarm clock and digital photo frame. Not only this, you can now share files effortless between the forthcoming tablets and your smartphone by simply tapping on the devices simultaneously. Also users will now be empowered to wirelessly access their music collection, thanks to the “tens of gigabytes” of cloud storage that will be provided.

For further details and confirmation of the bits and pieces of information leaking across, we will be closely tracking HP’s February 9 event. Watch this space for more.


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2011-01-25 (Update: 2012-05-26)