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.

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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


  1. So what does “nothing too amazing” mean? Relative to what? Pre? Evo? Unreleased Android phones?

  2. Anonymous says:

    It’s a vague comment. Are we going to see a natural evolution of the current line of webOS phones or perhaps something on par with the latest Android devices. I don’t think Palm needs to deliver over the top specs. IMHO, an EVO-like webOS phone would be sufficient.

  3. Anonymous says:

    That being said, died in the wool Palm devotees are consistently being hit over the head with new Android phones that push the envelope spec-wise.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I’m only curious about the comment in the title of: ” upcoming phones “nothing too amazing” ”

    I’ve been reading every article I could in the past 24 hours about the tablets but I haven’t seen as single mention of the phones, especially about them being “nothing too amazing”. I’d like to know where that’s coming -from what I’ve seen I don’t expect we’ll see ANYTHING less than amazing!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Quoted from Engadget:

    Our tipster also says that the company will launch handsets (note, more than one), but he claims that what’s he’s seen is “nothing too amazing”

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