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HP TouchPad

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


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  • No rear camera
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion




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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  • Device type:
    • Tablet
  • OS:
    • webOS (3.0)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • 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 12.9 oz (368 g)


  • 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
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 64.15 %
  • Colors:
    • 262 144
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive, Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor


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


  • 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


  • Capacity:
    • 6300 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion
  • Not user replaceable:
    • Yes


  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WAV, AMR
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264
  • Speakers:
    • Stereo speakers
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • HTML, Flash
  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, Twitter


  • 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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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Direct Push e-mail
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes
  • Games:
      • Yes


  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • Charging connector:
    • microUSB
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

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

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        B94HHI30C link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Body:
      • 1.16 W/kg


  • Officially announced:
    • 09 Feb 2011
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Alternative variants

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HP TouchPad 16GB

  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB

HP TouchPad 64GB

  • Colors:
    • White
  • 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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