Leaks Provide Possible Details of Upcoming webOS Tablet

Our friends over at PreCentral were the lucky recipients of a presentation that details the specs of the upcoming webOS tablet codenamed Topaz. The document is reportedly from last year, so things could have changed.

Topaz specs

Here are the specifications according the document:

Processor Dual-core Qualcomm MSM8660 at 1.2GHz
Graphics Integrated Adreno 220 GPU
Screen 9.7″ XGA 1024 x 768
Dimensions 190mm x 240mm x 13.7mm
Weight 700g / 1.5lb (estimated)
RAM 512MB DDR2
Storage 16g / 32g / 64g eMMC
Camera Front-facing 1.3mp camera for Video Chat
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
WiFi Dual-band 802.11 b/g/n
Other Radios Optional WWAN for HSPA, LTE, perhaps CDMA later
Sensors Accelerometer, eCompass, Gyro, Light Sensor, Microphone
Speakers 2 integrated speakers with Beats Audio, 3.5mm audio jack
Battery 24WHr for >8hrs, using two 3150mAh cells

The Topaz tablet is said to be 9″, include 512MB of RAM and come in three sizes (16GB, 32GB, 64GB). The device is said to include a 1.3 megapixel camera on the front, no camera on the back. The device will support Touchstone charging, but a new variation dubbed v2. HP also intends to offer Flash support, in an effort to differentiate the webOS tablets from the iPad.

The hardware looks impressive, but the success will depend upon HP’s ability to get developers on board and deliver applications that are tablet specific. PreCentral also details assorted changes to the webOS UI for tablets. How many days until February 9th?

Palm webOS 2.1 Getting Pushed Today?

According to a few reports, Palm has started to push webOS 2.1 to some devices. The update is far from being widespread, but it’s been seen on the Sprint Pre, a Palm Pre 2 and a Rogers Palm Pre 2.  No update here on an AT&T Palm Pre Plus, but that doesn’t leave us not hoping for some pre-event goodness.

webOS 2.1

Anyone else seeing the webOS 2.1 update?

via MobileSyrup and PreCentral

Think Big, Think Small, Think Poll

Regardless of what happens on February 9th, HP|Palm has got everyone jazzed for the big unveiling of new webOS products. We expect tablets and multiple handsets at the event. Anything less would be a disappointment. Ideally, the company would hit it out the ballpark with both product lines. What if you had to choose one? What’s most important to you? Tablet or phone?



HP webOS announcement

More webOS tablet leaks, upcoming phones “nothing too amazing”

More news coming out today from Engadget regarding HP Palm’s upcoming Topaz and Opal webOS tablets that will be announced on February 9th. The Opal will be 180 x 144 x 13mm (shorter and wider than the Galaxy Tab) and will feature a 1024 x 768 TFT LCD. The larger webOS tablet codenamed Topax will ship three months prior to the Opal. It comes in at 240 x190 x 13mm or essentially the size specs of the iPad.

webOS tablet

The premium audio on the sales sheet will be HP’s Beats audio processing. The tipster also sent details of a survey conducted on behalf of HP Palm. One question asks how interested a respondent would be in a programmable wireless charging dock that transforms a tablet into an alarm clock, digital photo frame and GPS unit. Features found in webOS 2.0’s exhibition. One other notable item is “Tap to share”, allowing individuals to easily share documents, a website or a song between a phone and tablet.

All good news for an impressive showing next month as it relates to the upcoming tablets. Here’s where things go south. The tipster claims to have seen the handsets and says they are “nothing too amazing”.

via Engadget

HP Teases With New Invite “Think Again”

HP has sent another round of invites, but this time letting everyone know that the tablet renders seen on Engadget are not the latest. The copy reads, “Think you saw the latest on Engadget? Think again.”

HP|Palm webOS Tablet Photos, Plans Leak

Still weeks before the February 9th event, but Engadget have scored the mother load when it comes to HP|Palm’s plans for webOS tablets. There will be two tablets. The Topaz webOS tablet is a 9-inch tablet and the Opal is a 7 inch tablet. These are shipping product names, but rather codenames. There appears to be a microUSB port, gesture area and we’re not so sure that’s a front facing camera. These are renders, but the back appears to be glossy, so it’s unclear if these tablets will support Touchstone.

webOS tablet

Here’s where things get a bit tricky. Engadget’s sources say the devices will arrive at Palm HQ in June and the products will not ship until September of 2011. There will be three versions, WiFi-only, AT&T 3G and Verizon LTE.

Opal webOS tablet

Our guess is that the announcement on February 9th will produce a version of the SDK that supports these new tablets. This will enable developers to prepare their apps for the new devices. While it allows time for development, launching in late 2011 will produce even more competition in the form of the iPad 2, Motorola XOOM and a bucketload of Android tablets.

via Engadget

HP Schedules Exciting webOS Announcement for February 9th

HP has sent out invites for an exciting webOS announcement on February 9th. We take this to mean some sort of new hardware or perhaps multiple devices. The company won’t have a presence at CES, but they’ll certainly have everyone’s attention in early February. The tagline reads, “Think big. Think small. Think beyond.”

HP webOS announcement

While not a huge surprise to us, but this is an HP event. It appears that the Palm branding might be gone sooner than originally thought.

Palm Pre and Palm Pixi Accessory, Cases Year End Sale | Save up to 70%

It’s time for the everythingPre Store’s year end clearance sale where you’ll find savings of up to 70% on select Palm Pre and Palm Pixi accessories and cases. Use our handy selection tool to select your Palm device of preference and shop these limited time clearance sales. The sale ends at midnight on December 31st, so shop now to take advantage of this once a year savings.

Palm Pre Pixi accessory

Change.

Starting on January 1, 2011, we’re changing how members view our community.

HP Ads Promote webOS To Developers

New HP banner advertisements are starting to pop up on various tech sites and they are promoting webOS to developers. The caption reads, “HP webOS is the best platform to express your creativity“.  We’re assuming it’s for developers in an attempt to garner more interest and ultimately improve upon the 5,000 apps available in the App Catalog. The ad was seen on everythingiCafe, which is an iPhone community. It certainly makes sense. Find the best iPhone forum in town and advertise webOS in hopes you’ll get a few developers to jump on board.

HP webOS

UPDATE: Here’s another ad also found on everythingiCafe.
HP webOS art ad