Details of Palm's WebOS tablets leaked to the web

Details surrounding the long-rumoured Palm tablet have leaked to Engadget, providing our first look at the long-rumoured device. However, what we have here are actual renders, not working products.

It is expected that HP will officially reveal the tablets at an event on February 9, where they may also be unveiling new smartphones, and even netbooks, which run Palm's WebOS.

The render of the device appears to be totally buttonless, fitting with Palm's current line of phones, the Pre and Pixi. According to Engadget, HP will offer two models, a 9-inch, known currently as "Topaz," and a 7-inch, called "Opal." There also appears to be a front-facing camera on the device, implying the ability to place video calls.

The devices are expected to launch in September, with a Wifi model, a 3G model for AT&T, and an LTE model for Verizon. An LTE version is targeted for AT&T in July of 2012. Internationally, Bell and Rogers will be getting the 3G tablets in September, and a number of European carriers will get them at the same time, including O2, Vodafone, and Orange.

Rumours of the tablet started from the moment HP purchased Palm, and especially picked up when HP all but cancelled the Windows 7-toting HP Slate, instead targeting it at businesses.

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jasonon said,
looks great. and now ms is behind even palm and blackberry in the tablet market. way to go ms...

MS is behind an unrealeased product ? ... and it's not like it matters anyway.

mjedi7 said,
Looks like an iPad to me

Troll harder ... is your uncle Steve Jobs or something?

Why do you feel the need of trolling every front page article with:

"Look like an iPad"
"iPhone is better"
X company copied Apple
etc ...
????

day2die said,

Just need a home button and it'll be an iPad.
Well... that and a back made of aluminium, and a 10 inch screen instead of a 9 inch/7 inch, and a less round side...

A slate is hard to do differently. A black frame with a screen is pretty simple, and people don't want to see much more than that.

i think this will be the 2nd coming of webos and im pretty excited about it! i will for sure be trying to get one and hopefully be able to get it working on t-mobile.

It's kinda funny that HP sent out a message to press saying "Think you saw the latest on Engadget? Think again." Classic.

Tom W said,
It's kinda funny that HP sent out a message to press saying "Think you saw the latest on Engadget? Think again." Classic.

And see? That is how you handle a leak

Tom W said,
It's kinda funny that HP sent out a message to press saying "Think you saw the latest on Engadget? Think again." Classic.

+1