Specs of HP's Topaz revealed
9.7" tablet to get dual-core processor and up to 64GB of internal memory
Published: 25 January, 2011
Last week saw renders of HP and Palm's webOS tablet the Topaz revealed and now more detailed specs have come to light. The 9.7" tablet is being manufactured with a smaller 7" model, codenamed Opal, and both are expected to be released later in the year. The specs come from a leaked internal document and should be confirmed at a press event scheduled for February 9. The tablets will feature both HP and Palm branding and contrary to the leaked render will have a physical home button.
It looks like the Topaz will be a dual-core device and is said to be running a 1.2GHz Qualcomm MSM8660 chip. Graphics will be powered by an Integrated Adreno 220 GPU and there's also 512MB of DDR2 RAM. The screen is a 9.7" XGA display with a 1024x768 resolution and the tablet itself measures 190mm x 240mm x 13.7mm. A front-facing 1.3mp camera is included for video calling and the tablet will be available with three options for internal storage, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. Other key specs are an accelerometer, e-compass, gyro and light sensor.
HP is hoping to extend the tablet's video chatting capabilities beyond the realm of its own software and allow Topaz owners to contact people through Skype and Google Talk. The tablet will also be compatible with HP's next generation Touchstone technology which will support file sharing, music and video streaming, charging and wireless printing.
As far as connectivity goes later models of the tablet will come with HSPA and LTE connectivity with both options supporting CDMA as well. The 4G models will also come with A-GPS, a feature absent from the Wi-Fi only Topaz.
The Wi-Fi only version will be the first version of the tablet to get released with 3G and 4G models available later in the year. It is expected than an LTE Topaz will go on sale from AT&T sometime in July.