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HP TouchPad

Announced
Feb 9, 2011
Market status
Released
Release date
Jul 1, 2011

Pros

  • Dual core processor

Cons

  • No rear camera
  • Low pixel density screen (132 ppi)
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Battery is not user replaceable

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Description

The HP TouchPad is HP's first webOS tablet. The device has an ample screen real estate of 9.7 inches, with resolution of 768x1024 pixels. The TouchPad has been a much-anticipated device, as it is capable of unleashing the full potential of the webOS platform and its outstanding multitasking capabilities. In the HP TouchPad we see webOS 3.0 for the first time. This latest edition of the OS comes with lots of changes so as to make the interface more functional and comfortable to use on a big tablet screen.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Tablet
  • OS:
    • webOS (3.0)
  • Dimensions:
    • 9.45 x 7.45 x 0.54 inches (240 x 189 x 14 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 26.10 oz (740 g)
      the average is 15.1 oz (431 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 9.7 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 132 ppi
  • Colors:
    • 262 144
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor

Camera

  • Camcorder:
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 1.3 megapixels

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 APQ8060
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Dual core, 1200 MHz, Scorpion
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 220
  • Built-in storage:
    • 32 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 6300 mAh
  • Not user replaceable:
    • Yes

Multimedia

  • Speakers:
    • Stereo speakers
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, Twitter

Technology

  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
    • Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 09 Feb 2011

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

HP TouchPad 16GB


Differences:
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB

HP TouchPad 64GB


Differences:
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Dual core, 1500 MHz, Snapdragon APQ8060
  • Built-in storage:
    • 64 GB

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