Straight after the announcement of the Veer and Pre 3, HP have unveiled their tablet offering – the TouchPad.

Bringing webOS to the big screen the HP TouchPad has a 9.7-inch diagonal capacitive multitouch display, virtual keyboard, instant-on access, support for Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 beta in the browser and access to thousands of webOS applications. Like the Blackberry Playbook the TouchPad can act as an extension to your WebOS phone, handling calls and SMS messages on the big screen if you wish. HP have also added their exclusive new touch-to-share feature which will let you simply touch an enabled webOS phone to your TouchPad to share web URLs.

Detailed specs are:

  • 9.7-inch XGA capacitive, multitouch screen with a vibrant 18-bit color, 1024×768 resolution display
  • Virtual keyboard
  • A-GPS (3G models only)
  • Front-facing 1.3-megapixel webcam for live video calling
  • Light sensor, accelerometer, compass (magnetometer), and gyroscope
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n with WPA, WPA2, WEP, 802.1X authentication;
    Bluetooth® wireless technology 2.1 + EDR with A2DP stereo
  • 16GB or 32GB internal storage
  • 6300 mAh (typical) battery
  • 3.5mm stereo headset/headphone/microphone jack

Dimensions are Width: 240mm (9.45 inches), Height: 190mm (7.48 inches), Thickness: 13.7mm (0.54 inches) and the TouchPad weighs 740 grams (1.6 pounds).

The HP TouchPad is scheduled to be available in the summer. Exact pricing and availability will be announced at a later date.