More Details Of 7-inch HP TouchPad Tablet Emerge

Three slides have emerged from what appears to be an official HP presentation which depicts the smaller HP Touchpad tablet that was christened the TouchPad Go and appeared on Precentral.

The tablet, which was never commercialised, shares the same hardware as its bigger brother except for the 7-inch screen (compared to a 9.7-inch one), it has a weight of around one pound and is 13mm thick.

The TouchPad Go packs a Qualcomm APQ8060 SoC, a dual core part clocked at 1.5GHz, 1GB RAM, either 16GB or 32GB (no 64GB option), an XGA screen, a rear five megapixel camera and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing one, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HP Beats Audio and built-in GPS, all powered by WebOS 3.0.

The documents also described the benefits of the new WebOS v3.0, which would include cloud document editing via QuickOffice, Integrated GPS navigation and Synergy, the all-encompassing solution that brings together calendars, contacts and emails.

It is probable that HP was waiting to see how successful (or unsuccessful) the bigger HP TouchPad would be before committing to launching its smaller sibling; the early exit of the former means we shall never see the TouchPad Go in the flesh.