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White 64GB HP TouchPad To Be Launched In August

A leaked confidential document that reveals some of HP's future products for the WebOS platform, including a white version of the TouchPad, was published by a website yesterday.

Palm-focused website Precentral (opens in new tab) understands that a 64GB version of the TouchPad will be launched in August as well as a 4G version and a white model.

In addition, a 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC may also be heading to the tablet. One could therefore be picking up a TouchPad with all four features by this time next month although the slides say otherwise.

The presentation also showed (apparently) that HP may have deliberately slashed the supply of the 16GB TouchPad in order to encourage suppliers to push for the more expensive and lucrative 32GB version.

As for the retailers, they are apparently under an ad embargo until the 17th of July which means that only HP will be able to issue advertising until then.

The HP Touchpad uses the same recipe for success as the iPad. It borrows the same screen size and resolution (9.7-inch and 1024x768 pixels), has a slightly faster SoC (a dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon model running at 1.2GHz), Wi-Fi, BT, the same amount of system memory and onboard storage, but no rear camera.

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.