Cancelled 7-inch HP TouchPad Go plans leak

HP's original version of the TouchPad tablet went down in flames last August but the 9.7-inch product with a 1.2 Ghz dual-core processor was supposed to be followed up by another 7-inch version. While that tablet may never see the light of day, some new marketing slides from HP showing the product have found their way to the Internet. PreCentral.net has the slides which describe the HP TouchPad Go in full detail.

The slides show that the TouchPad Go would have received a processor upgrade compared to the original, with a dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm processor inside. It would have also had 1 GB of RAM along with other new features like a GPS and a five megapixel rear-facing camera. The HP TouchPad Go would have had a 6.95-inch touch screen but would have kept the same resolution (1024x768) as the 9.7 inch version. The plastic buttons on the HP TouchPad casing would have been replaced with metal ones for the Go version. Naturally the HP TouchPad Go would have used HP's WebOS operating system. The article speculates that this version of the tablet would have been made primarily for business users.

Before the whole TouchPad division grounded to a halt last August, HP had plans to release the TouchPad Go sometime this fall. It would have been available in 16 and 32 GB versions. It would have also come in WiFi only models along with 3G and/or 4G wireless options. Pricing details were not revealed in the leaked marketing materials.

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I just got my Touchpad 2 days ago and freaking love it....especially for $149!

Woooo!

I'm a big fan of both Apple and Google (have a Mac and an Android Phone) but still think tablets cost too much for what they can really do....however bring that price down to sub <$250 and they suddenly become more attractive

ahhell said,
That thing would have been great. WebOS is actually pretty slick. It's a shame that HP is dumping it.

Definitely agree with this. I'd buy one of these before I'd even glance at an iPad.

Price would have killed it most likely.

Very nice piece of hardware though.... but at high prices people just end up going towards the iPad

kevinadam said,
It would have also been overpriced and doomed to fail just like its predecessor.

iPad is overpriced, and it's not failing

Stewart Gilligan Griffin said,

iPad is overpriced, and it's not failing


Depends on your point of view, I think the ipad is overpriced but I know someone who loves his ipad so doesn't think its overpriced at all.
The OS would have been this things weakness again, as the original was not bad hardware wise but too expensive for what it could. Had it been an Android tablet it might have survived imo

Stewart Gilligan Griffin said,

iPad is overpriced, and it's not failing


How exactly is it overpriced, when it is actually cheaper than most of the comparable tablets out there?

roadwarrior said,

How exactly is it overpriced, when it is actually cheaper than most of the comparable tablets out there?
Cheaper than what? The iPad2 starts at $499, and Apple doesn't have any discounts. At least you can find sales on all other brands of tablets.
All prices below on Amazon...

Apple iPad2 16GB - $499
Samsung Galaxy Tab 16GB - $499
Asus Transformer 16GB- $397
Toshiba Thrive 16GB - $398
Motorola Xoom 32GB - $449 (this is the 32GB)
Acer Iconia Tab 16GB - $396
For the lucky people who got it, Touchpad 16/32 - $99/$149.

I love the Touchpad as a tablet.

roadwarrior said,

How exactly is it overpriced, when it is actually cheaper than most of the comparable tablets out there?

Cheaper ?
You are probably paying your unlocked iPhone4 for 800$ and saying it's cheap,
Just sayin'

boumboqc said,

Cheaper ?
You are probably paying your unlocked iPhone4 for 800$ and saying it's cheap,
Just sayin'

with a contract the iPhone isn't really much more expensive than most smart phones in its class

Stewart Gilligan Griffin said,

iPad is overpriced, and it's not failing

on its own it is overpriced but with all the value added from 3rd party apps people see it as being way more valuable.. its not about what it is but what it does.. I had the touchpad and it was fun for a bit but the apps were just not coming in at all so i returned it

tsupersonic said,
Cheaper than what? The iPad2 starts at $499, and Apple doesn't have any discounts. At least you can find sales on all other brands of tablets.
All prices below on Amazon...

paying $400 for some random tablet off the month? no thanks

kaffra said,

paying $400 for some random tablet off the month? no thanks

I wouldn't call them random. I was interested in getting the ASUS Transformer or the ACER Iconia and both were definitely worth the price...