HP Touchpad Gets Some Fixes From Team CyanogenMod
Yesterday we were please to bring to you a video on the developmental progress of the integration of Android and the HP Touchpad, yet there were still a few limitations to it. As you all know, the Android world never sleeps; it’s always busy brewing up another batch of awesomeness. A prime example of that is this newly leaked video I am about to unleash upon you. This comes directly to us from the CyanogenMod team, and it features not only the implementation of multitouch, but GPS acceleration and accurate color reproduction as well.
Check out this two-and-a-half-minute video:
Android lovers nationwide will be really glad to hear this little tidbit also. If you missed your chance to get in on the HP Touchpad madness last month when the dropped the prices to $99 and $149 respectively for the 16GB and 32GB models, HP has announced that they will be doing one last run on the devices, which should hit the shelves in “the next few weeks”.
I missed out on the last go-around… I will not be missing out again on this splendid deal. If I have to I will camp out at Best Buy for a week if I have to. God forbid, if they happen to sell out before I get them, I might just have to throw a temper tantrum!
Here’s what HP had to say on their blog:
I finally have some solid news to share about TouchPad availability.
Before I share, let me first say thank you for enthusiasm for this product. Since we announced the price drop, the number of inquiries about the product and the speed at which it disappeared from inventory has been stunning. I think it’s safe to say we were pleasantly surprised by the response.
Despite announcing an end to manufacturing webOS hardware, we have decided to produce one last run of TouchPads to meet unfulfilled demand. We don’t know exactly when these units will be available or how many we’ll get, and we can’t promise we’ll have enough for everyone. We do know that it will be at least a few weeks before you can purchase. See more information in the updated FAQs below.
Bryna (@BrynaatHP) and I (@MarkatHP) will update you here and on Twitter on the status of the new batch of systems. Please continue to share your thoughts and questions with us. Although we can’t respond to every one directly, we are sharing your feedback with teams inside HP.
Please note that many of the questions below address concern about orders previously placed on our HP Home & Home Office and HP Small & Medium Business online stores. It’s important to note that these are separate stores with slightly different procedures. We also know that we’re sparse on information about availability outside the US. We will share updates on regional availability as the information comes in.
HP Touchpad Specs
Size9.45 x 7.48 x 0.54 in
240 x 190 x 13.7 mm
Storage16GB or 32GB
Wireless and Cellular SupportDual-band Wi-Fi1 802.11 a/b/g/n with WPA, WPA2, WEP, 802.1X authentication
Integrated wireless LAN + Bluetooth comboBluetooth®1 wireless technology 2.1 + EDR with A2DP Stereo Bluetooth support
- Size: 9.7-inch diagonal
- LED backlit multi-touch display (capacitive)
- Resolution: XGA (1024 x 768)
- 18-bit color depth
- Viewing angle: IPS wide viewing-angle technology
- Auto rotate (selectable)
- Multi-touch glass display with a special coating for easier cleaning and abrasion resistance
Chip1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core APQ8060 processor
Front-facing 1.3MP camera and digital microphone for live video calling.5
Power and Battery6300 mAh (typical) lithium-polymer batteryCharging options are HP TouchPad A/C charger plus microUSB cable, and HP Touchstone wireless charging optional.6
Input/Output(1) Charger/microUSB connector with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
(1) 3.5mm stereo headset/headphone/microphone jack
SensorsLight sensor, accelerometer, compass (magnetometer), and gyroscope
Audio PlaybackInternal stereo speakers and Beats Audio™
3.5 mm stereo headphone
Audio formats: DRM-free MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, QCELP, WAV
TV and VideoQualcomm Adreno 220 core
Video formats: MPEG-4 (H.263, H.264 encoded)
Mail Attachment SupportMicrosoft® Exchange email with Microsoft Direct Push Technology POP3/IMAP (Yahoo!® Mail, Gmail™, AOL, Hotmail®, etc.)
MessagingIntegrated IM, SMS, and MMS7
Temperature Operating 32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C) Non-operating 14° to 149° F (-10° to 65° C) Relative Humidity Operating 10% to 90%, non-condensing Non-operating 5% to 95%, 101.6° F (38.7° C)
maximum wet bulb temperature
Operating 0 to 5,000 ft (0 to 1,524 m) Non-operating 0 to 40,000 ft (0 to 12,192 m)
In the BoxHP TouchPad; Cleaning cloth; HP Touchpad AC charger; MicroUSB cable; Getting Started guide; Navigation guide
Not customer accessible or upgradeable
Support and WarrantyHP webOS Butler Service–90-day toll-free setup assistance. 90-day Toll-Free Limited Software Support; 24×7 Free On-device, and Desktop Chat Support. 1-Year Limited Hardware WarrantyNOTE: 90-day Toll-Free Setup Assistance, 24×7 Free On-device and Desktop Chat Support subject to change without notice. Certain restrictions and exclusions apply. Consult the HP Customer Support Center for details. www.palm.com/touchpadwifi-support-na-en
Docking (optional)HP Touchstone Charging Dock (sold separately)
Video via Android Police