Video: SanDisk accidentally demos the unreleased HP TouchPadBy Emil Protalinski
The HP TouchPad made an appearance among the booths at Computex Taipei 2011, although HP wasn't the one giving the demo. SanDisk, which supplies storage for HP's devices, had an HP TouchPad on display and a representative was more than happy to demonstrate how the 16GB version of the tablet performs certain tasks, including e-mail navigation in a three-column layout and watching a movie (it seems pretty smooth).
While the video of the HP TouchPad isn't exhaustive, it still provides almost five minutes of content: much more than the glimpses we're used to in official announcements. We've embedded it below for you to watch (via 9to5Mac):
The HP TouchPad is a 9.7-inch slate (1024 x 768 resolution), powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8060 processor, 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, 1GB of RAM, HP's Beats audio, a micro-USB 2.0 port, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, a front-mounted 1.3MP camera, as well as a light sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer, compass, and GPS (3G model only). It measures 242 x 190 x 13.7mm and weighs around 740g.
The device is running WebOS 3.0 with true multitasking, Flash 10.1, a paneled e-mail application, a pop-up notification system like Growl, Skype support, wireless printing, calendar and e-mail integration via HP Synergy, as well as compatibility with Amazon's Kindle ebook store, Google Docs, QuickOffice, and more.
We've known for a while now that the HP TouchPad will arrive in June 2011. That being said, it's still not clear when exactly this month we'll be able to grab one, and frankly we're surprised we haven't been told yet.