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HP released the most awaited webOS based tablet to cover as much as consumer base all around the world. But, it seems that HP lost the fight and gave-up the tablet already, before I write this review. HP drops the support and stops manufacturing webOS based Touchpad last week. Once the new broken, the HP Touchpad began fire-sale on all major online stores as well as offline retail stores. Go get one now, why to leave the cheaper tablet? Moreover, some developers are trying to install Android on HP Touchpad, if they succeed in that, then you will be happier than anyone else.
Ok, now let’s jump to the HP TouchPad review
It looks like the first version of iPad and little bulky feeling than iPad 2. The WebOS Operating System used in this Tablet was also used in the Palm series of PDAs. The 9.7 Inch device has got a glossy finish at front and back side and heavier to hold in one hand. It has got a slight curve shape in the backside, which tappers a bit towards the sides.
HP touchPad is a 3.5 mm port and a power button on the top side, 2 speakers are equipped oddly on the left side of the device- upper left and upper right corner. The micro-USB port and a data port are lined up at the bottom of the TouchPad. It has got a 1.3 MP front facing camera and a physical home button at the bottom of front side. Bad part of this tablet is, it don’t have rear facing camera to shoot pictures.
HP TouchPad display screen is crisp with vivid colors and bright- thanks to the IPS Display technology. HP webOS 3.0 is a nice platform also, both on the specification given by the company as well as the real performance. The experience will be not closer to iOS, but it comes nearly to Honeycomb OS. You will find a taskbar always at the bottom of the screen which contains maximum of 5 icons at a time.
The processor and the memory used in this tablet allow you to work faster and you can also do the multitasking. Unlike the iPad, it has inbuilt Adobe Flash support. If you get this Tab for a very less price as low as $99, then why would anyone want to leave the opportunity?
HP TouchPad Price:
The HP TouchPad original price was $499 for the 16GB in July. Then the company cut down the price by $100 on this August.
When it decided to abandon the tablet, then HP declared a fire sale on all TouchPad tablets for just $99 for the 16GB variant and $149 for the 32GB variant.
HP TouchPad Specifications:
- 9.7″ IPS display @ 768×1024 pixels
- 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core APQ8060 processor
- Qualcomm Adreno 220 core
- 1GB memory
- 16GB and 32GB internal storage
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth 2.1 w/ EDR
- 1.3MP front-facing camera
- SMS and MMS support
- Flash support
- 6300mAh battery