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White HP TouchPad is real, comes with more storage and an upgraded processor

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White HP TouchPad is real, comes with more storage and an upgraded processor
Well, it looks like the rumors were on the right track – a white version of the HP TouchPad was indeed in the company's agenda and can now be purchased online, at least in some parts of the world. Estimated to ship in about 1 to 2 weeks, the white HP TouchPad has been spotted on HP's French online store and is currently available for the rather hefty 599 euro, which is about $860.

That price tag is, of course, far steeper than the $399 or so that the plain ol' black, 16-gig TouchPad would cost to get in the States, yet considering the bump in specs that the device is being treated to, some webOS fans might find its price pretty reasonable. Besides the glossy white outfit, the tablet now packs a faster, 1.5GHz dual-core processor and the plentiful 64 gigabytes of storage. Other than that, however, things remain pretty much unchanged – the white HP TouchPad has the same 9.7-inch display, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, 6300mAh battery and runs webOS 3.0.

Unfortunately, we still cannot say with absolute certainty whether the white HP TouchPad will ever set foot on US soil or not. With the poor sales of its black sibling, one might even wonder whether it would be truly worth it. 

source: HP France via PreCentral

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posted on 18 Aug 2011, 06:22

1. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

IF they get this bad boy smoother, and IF they continue to support and build the App selection, and IF the demand for Tablets grows over the next year or two, the TouchPad can still be the dark horse of the Tablet race. HP seems very serious about improving it's product and becoming a serious player in this market. This Tablet series seems to be the whole reason for them to have gotten WeBOS.

posted on 18 Aug 2011, 06:30

2. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)

Agreed, No one actually needs 64GB of storage on a mobile device anyways. I'm still waiting for my black 16GB version to drop to about $340 before I pick it up :) The problem is that although the new dual-core Qualcomm S3 processors pack more oomph then the Exynos, they don't use it and Applications must be optimized or have instructions to use the second core. But no, HTC and HP couldn't be bothered to code the UI and OS files to make use the S3's full power and eliminate lag.

posted on 18 Aug 2011, 06:33

3. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)

The proccessor is it still a snapdragon ?

posted on 18 Aug 2011, 06:35

4. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)

I've used the Touchpad and for the most part the operation is smooth All that is needed is a few software updates and an improved app selection. I'd actually take WebOS 3.0 over Honeycomb which was laggy and glitchy. If Google manages to get ICS up to scratch then I'll probably just buy an unlocked HTC Puccini.

posted on 18 Aug 2011, 13:00

6. M0nkeyBr (Posts: 77; Member since: 13 Jul 2011)

Just stop trying to be a ipad and become your own

posted on 18 Aug 2011, 15:39 1

7. Chakra (Posts: 135; Member since: 02 Dec 2009)

WebOS is no more....http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-20094232-94/webos-goes-down-in-quiet-death/?tag=mncol

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