HP Readies Two Back-To-School TouchPads: Hello "4G" and 64GB


HP might have taken six months to prepare their first tablet, but the IT giant is readying no less than two new models for Back-to-School shopping spree.

HP TouchPad: 8.9" Screen, Soon to be available in four models: 4GB HSPA+, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB in White Glossy

HP TouchPad: Soon to be available in four options: 16GB, 32GB, 32GB 4G and 64GB

Following the mixed-bag reviews of their 16GB and 32GB models, HP is readying two models – a 32GB "4G" (yes, we refuse to call HSPA+ – a 4G network) and a White 64GB.

4G TouchPad is a key model for HP, as it is identical to the 32GB one (black glossy shell), bringing in HSPA+ connectivity, targeting to hit the retail stores of mobile networks such as AT&T and T-Mobile USA.

64GB model is another beast alltogether. It is expected to retail for $699-749, bringing in an updated dual-core processor – a 1.5GHz Snapdragon MSM8660 instead of 1.2GHz APQ8060 one. Processing power is also not the only change, as the 64GB model features white glossy coating.

At press time, we were unsure whether HP will offer white glossy coating on all models or just on the 64GB one. Expect the product announcement coming in the next couple of weeks.