Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Other Slates & Tablets" @ 05:30 PM
"Oh, hello. A trusted tipster just sent in these internal renders of HP / Palm's "Topaz" webOS tablet, which is one of two tablets currently being developed in Sunnyvale. That's right, two tablets: the 9-inch Topaz and a 7-inch model codnamed Opal -- a lineup that fits nicely into Palm's "Something big, Something small, Something beyond" tagline for its upcoming February 9th event."
The tablet space is getting crowded, but with the brand muscle of both HP and Palm, I think they can make some magic happen here - assuming that the specs and price point of the products are in line. There's going to be a 7" and a 9" tablet, and it looks like a button-less design. Engadget has a few more details - looks quite interesting! I wonder though if HP has the muscle to get developers on board with apps? That's the real secret sauce in the tablet race in my opinion - having nice hardware isn't quite enough.