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This is HP's 10-inch WebOS Tablet, the Topaz

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 24 comments

So this is what HP Palm has been up to.

We know HP Palm has got some big plans for WebOS. The company has an event planned for February 9, and until today, we had very little information as to what that event was about. Widely believed to be a tablet and smartphone affair when the invitations were sent out, there’s now little doubt as to what we can expect from the San Fransisco launch.

Engadget received the following renders from a 'trusted tipster' who claims the tablet depicted is one of two that HP will announce next month. Dubbed the Topaz, the device boasts a 9-inch touchscreen, a front-facing camera and a micro USB port on the bottom. 



HP is also expected to launch a 7-inch tablet called the Opal, which is scheduled for a September launch on Verizon and a summer 2012 launch on AT&T. Though release dates aren't solid yet, it sounds as though the Topaz will hit first and both will be packing a 1.2 GHz CPU.

Nothing more specific than that in terms of specifications, though the reported September release has us worried already. We’re seeing some badass Tegra 2 devices and it's only January. Another nine months and who knows what the tablet market will look like. 

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    xantek24 , January 19, 2011 7:34 AM
    its just a big palm pre....i dont know any with a palm pre...its just me.
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    dEAne , January 19, 2011 7:40 AM
    So this is what HP is hiding, quite good looking gadgets thought.
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    house70 , January 19, 2011 11:18 AM
    "This is HP's 10-inch WebOS Tablet"
    "Dubbed the Topaz, the device boasts a 9-inch touchscreen"

    make up your mind, people.
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    coffee_man , January 19, 2011 11:32 AM
    this looks abit ugly. plz companys stop using plastic !
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    Tedders , January 19, 2011 11:35 AM
    house70"This is HP's 10-inch WebOS Tablet""Dubbed the Topaz, the device boasts a 9-inch touchscreen"make up your mind, people.

    I know what you mean. Its probably something like a 9.7" screen which they just market as a 10". Its starting to get like hard drives!
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    cptnjarhead , January 19, 2011 11:40 AM
    Sweet.. WebOS on a tablet is very cool.
    I love my Pre Plus.. but i was envious of the ipad... now i can feel included.. I know its stupid.. but i cannot bring myself to buy an apple product.. i have used the ipad and the iphone.. both are awesome.... i just cannot bring myself to buy one. I am very excited. :) 
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    g00fysmiley , January 19, 2011 12:00 PM
    palm peopel are a definate minority now.. but i'm excited, i'd love a WebOS tab... though on the phone front they need to do somethign fast cause the palm pre 2... quite frankly is terrible just a palm pre origional with a faster clock speed
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    tipoo , January 19, 2011 12:16 PM
    Not a huge fan of glossy black plastic, but a WebOS tablet would be sweet.Hope they do things right.
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    stevelord , January 19, 2011 12:51 PM
    How about one with a rubberized body for good grip? Like a few certain cellphones have.
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    Thor , January 19, 2011 1:15 PM
    Hope a soon day they will build tablet of 14 inches size (8.5"x 11")
    Which will be very good to read magazines.

    Tablet today are too small.
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    cookoy , January 19, 2011 1:31 PM
    hp devices look attractive to me compared to other brands. wish they build more durable products though.
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    Anonymous , January 19, 2011 1:55 PM
    Too little too late for HP. No matter how good it is. Apple has had the iPad out for over a year and its close to coming out with a second generation. How does any of these companies expect to give Apple such a head start and still think they can compete? That would be hard with any product but coming from Apple? Its almost impossible. HP's internal struggles have pretty much killed themselves and I am not sure they have the ability to face the music when it comes to competing with Apple. Non of what I saw at CES would lead me to believe it can de thrown Apple's iPad.
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    MrKKBB , January 19, 2011 2:01 PM
    Summer 2012 on AT&T??? iPAD2.0 will probably be out by then, can you say obsolete?
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    rdhood , January 19, 2011 3:16 PM
    Question: is the market really going to support this many APP marketplaces (WebOS, iPhone and Android, windows, etc)? If not: Which one(s) do developers do most of their development for? Which platforms do developers develop for first? Which platform dies first?

    I am seeing some orphan products in the next few years. HP is notorious for creating orphan products.
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    hbsource , January 19, 2011 3:29 PM
    I've had a palm pre for 15 months (I'm counting the days until I can change contract) and I will never again buy anything running WebOS.

    The hardware is pretty dire but the software is just terrible. I cannot comprehend how some of the faults got through any sort of testing phase. For example, the document viewer cuts off the edges of a standard A4 page so when I get quotes from suppliers, I can read the whole document..... except the numbers on the far right hand side. Useful.

    The whole thing pisses me off on a daily basis.
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    LordConrad , January 19, 2011 5:35 PM
    I love my Palm Pre Plus, waiting for a newer version with a larger screen to come out. I would get this tablet in a heartbeat if it has a decent office app. I much prefer WebOS over iOS or Android.
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    Vladislaus , January 19, 2011 6:42 PM
    jescott418Too little too late for HP. No matter how good it is. Apple has had the iPad out for over a year and its close to coming out with a second generation. How does any of these companies expect to give Apple such a head start and still think they can compete? That would be hard with any product but coming from Apple? Its almost impossible. HP's internal struggles have pretty much killed themselves and I am not sure they have the ability to face the music when it comes to competing with Apple. Non of what I saw at CES would lead me to believe it can de thrown Apple's iPad.

    Apple was also very late to the world of slates and were able to succeed.
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    mikem_90 , January 19, 2011 9:51 PM
    xantek24its just a big palm pre....i dont know any with a palm pre...its just me.


    John Stewart can say he's shrinking again...
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    shineon2010 , January 19, 2011 10:29 PM
    Looks very clean
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    skine , January 20, 2011 4:11 AM
    VladislausApple was also very late to the world of slates and were able to succeed.

    But then again, Apple is Apple.
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