HP and Palm Gearing Up For Topaz And Opal Tablets (update)
Update: HP just announced the HP Touchpad, the would be iPad killer.
These may look like photos of a delicious tablet, but they’re only renders. HP and Palm got together to build the Topaz webOS tablet, and someone working for them was kind enough to leak these images for the rest of the world. It’s just the way things work.
Topaz is the 9-inch model, while a smaller, 7-inch tablet was baptized Opal. They’re both adhering to a push for a no-button design, they have a front-facing camera, micro-USB port (I hate these) and a three-speaker layout that’s reminiscent of the Vizio tablet. Two speakers on the left side and one on the right, giving stereo audio in both landscape and portrait mode.
Both tablets should start shipping somewhere around September, with versions for WiFi only, 3G from AT&T, and Verizon LTE.