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.