Photos of the 7" HP Opal TouchPad prototype are leaked showing off its existence

Photos of the 7
With the HP TouchPad on the last breath of its final tour, some might be wondering what ever happened to its 7” sibling in the codenamed HP “Opal” from a while back. Last time we heard about it, the tablet was mistakenly mentioned on HP’s webOS page, but its very existence in the wild has been elusive to say the very least.

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



1. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

After The Touchpad what would this be worth for? Smaller only, nothing else i think.

2. Gcombs

Posts: 136; Member since: Aug 22, 2011

Sure a $49 and $69 price tag.... LMAO

4. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

this wud be great for hp if they released another touchpad… after all the market hype they got, the touchpad becoming their number one product, and the literally overningh 500,000+ userbase, many people are interested in webos now.. i bought a thouchpad and wwud be very happy if hp continured webos.. instead i might have to resort to a very nice android tab…

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