HP TouchPad Price and Processor Outed

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The latest to wade into the battle of the tablets is HP with its TouchPad.

As I mentioned before this also brings with it another operating system to confuse us punters even more - the Palm developed WebOS.

There are whispers that the HP TouchPad is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8060 chipset. The 1.2 GHz dual core is buddied up with an Adreno 220 GPU which should enable the HP slate to be capable of capturing 16MP images or squirt full 1080P stereoscopic 3D over HDMI.

But don’t get too excited – the TouchPad wont have 3D or a camera that potent just yet (you’ll get 1.3 megapixels and have done!) but it does point to how handy this tablet will be with all the usual stuff.

One of the most important things to get right, as well as the spec, when entering the market with your new kit is price.

You’ve got the iPad selling for $499 no contract (WiFi edition) which the new iPad will probably replace at a similar price point, the Motorola Xoom looks to be a silly and disappointing price of $799. RIM have got their PlayBook tagged at a reasonable $399 for an 8GB model.

So, where have HP place the TouchPad? Well, word on the virtual street has it priced at $699 with a June 2011 release has been pencilled in.

What do you reckon? Is this the right price?

Answer below :)

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