HP TouchPad webOs 3.0 Tablet Sales to Begin this April

February 22, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

No one yet has any clue as to when the HP  TouchPad would make its launch. We have been waiting to hear from HP on that, but now rumors have it that the company would take delivery of shipments this March. The grapevine also has it that the HP  TouchPad will start going on sale during April.

Now, that’s encouraging news, indeed. HP is likely to look at shipping as many as 5 million units of the device during the current year. The company is expected to start selling the WebOS 3.0-based tablet – that is exactly what the upstream component partners of the company believe.

However, we get to know that the tablet is still in pre-production and is software-incomplete as yet. So the April sales date could be something too very far fetched. But then, we do not want to write off HP’s roadmap, as we are eagerly waiting to play with the device. The sooner the netter, that is.

HP will be looking forward to seeing the market welcome the TouchPad, much more that what it did to the Apple iPad. The webOS platform could prove to be an added strength.

If you haven’t yet taken note of the specs of the device, here they are:

  • HP webOS 3.0
  • 9.7 inch capacitive multitouch display (1024 x 768)
  • 512MB RAM
  • 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
  • Option of either 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage
  • WiFi 802.11b/g/n with WPA, WPA2, WEP, 802.1X authentication
  • A-GPS (3G only)
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR with A2DP
  • Front-facing 1.3-megapixel webcam
  • Light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass (magnetometer)
  • Gyroscope
  • Rechargeable 6,300 mAh battery
  • Micro-USB (Charging and PC Connect) with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
  • Dimensions: 190 mm x 242 mm x 13.7 mm (7.48 inches x 9.53 inches x 0.54 inches)
  • Weight: approximately 740 g (1.6 pounds)

We would like to believe the source that has brought about this piece of information. What do you feel? Tell us your thoughts on that. And, in the meanwhile, here’s a video of the device.

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