The HP TouchPad 4G has just been announced for AT&T, and this version will be sporting a 1.5GHz processor, which is a pretty nice bump up from the 1.2GHz processor that the Wi-Fi-only model uses. It has 32GB of internal memory and GPS and Wi-Fi capabilities, too, so it’s a pretty solid piece of hardware overall. And while it’s called the TouchPad 4G, it’s probably in reference to AT&T’s HSPA+ network and not its soon-to-be-launched LTE solution.
If you recently purchased the HP TouchPad with webOS, you might be feeling a little burned by the fact that HP announced a slightly more powerful model just weeks later. We have no clue why HP did that, but it’s coming nonetheless and it will be able to use AT&T’s data network, for better or worse, so that you can get data just about anywhere the carrier offers it up.
Pricing and release date have yet to be announced, but we can’t imagine it being any later than this fall. But if it’s released with the current version of webOS 3.0 and the hardware performance isn’t much better than the model that received lukewarm reviews across the board, it might be worth considering just how badly you want this thing.
[Via: HP Palm Blog]