Well, seeing that HP ceased all operations regarding the development of webOS powered tablets, the HP Opal managed to come out of hiding to show the world what HP was doing in the last moments before things went completely upside down. In fact, photos of the 7” webOS powered tablet appeared on a Chinese forum recently and literally show us what was coming in the pipelines.
Looking at the images, we can see that the Opal features a 7” display with an aspect ratio of 4:3 – while maintaining the same 1024 x 768 resolution as its big brother in the HP TouchPad. Additionally, it features pretty much the same internals with its 1.5GHz APQ8060 Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 16GB of storage, and front & rear facing cameras. Surprisingly though, it manages to pack in an NFC module as well to sprinkle a dash of uniqueness to the tablet.
Of course, this tablet never managed to see the light of day, but at least its existence is now officially confirmed.
source: ZooPDA (translated) via This Is My Next