Details of unreleased 7 inch HP TouchPad Go revealed

Summary:HP never released the rumored HP TouchPad Go, but the PreCentral.net webOS enthusiast site obtained several slides showing all the details of this tablet.

Unlike my ZDNet associate, James Kendrick, I am not a big fan of the HP TouchPad webOS tablet. I bought one primarily for a book project and at the time it was a good deal from a Craigslist seller, but then the bottom dropped out and I was stuck with it. I pick it up from time-to-time, but really can't stand it and have relinquished it to my daughters as their around the house browsing device. PreCentral.net just posted exclusive details on the HP TouchPad Go 7 inch version of the TouchPad that was killed before it was released.

After looking at the images, slides, and details, I think I actually may have liked the TouchPad Go since the smaller form factor is appealing for mobile usage, the design looks nicer with a soft touch back, metal buttons, and a higher pixel density display. All the basic elements of the TouchPad are packed into the Go along with a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm processor and GPS receiver. I haven't seen any of these sneak out on ebay or Craigslist and maybe with the new change at HP there is a chance we may eventually see these released.

Would you have purchased the HP TouchPad Go? Do you find it more appealing than the HP TouchPad?

Topics: Hardware, Hewlett-Packard, Laptops, Mobile OS, Mobility, Operating Systems, Processors, Tablets

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Matthew Miller started using a mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host with GigaOM's Kevin Tofel on the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned over 200 d... Full Bio

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