Friday, December 24, 2010

FoxNews Leaks HP PalmPad Prior to Its CES Debut

FoxNews has obtained specs sheets for HP's unannounced PalmPad that will reportedly debut at CES 2011.

HP will introduce three models of the PalmPad at CES, with minor hardware differences distinguishing them. All three will run a new iteration of the WebOS operating system, version 2.5.1; they're collectively a spin-off of the never-released HP Slate. A fourth version won't be shown off at CES, I'm told, but it will be custom made for university students to prove how versatile the machines can be.

The consumer PalmPad is very similar to the iPad but it will run on Sprint's 4G network, it has a mini HDMI port, and front- and rear-facing cameras (1.3 megapixel and 3 megapixel, respectively), both with LED flashes.

Fox describes the PalmPad as "slightly thinner than the iPad with rounded edges closer to the Amazon Kindle". It weights 1.25 lbs, offers USB 3.0 connectivity and features multi-switch similar to the Palm Pre.

The university PalmPad is said to have a smaller 8.9-inch screen and will access university internal educational software.

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