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Dell press release squeezed in between HP/Palm and Sprint

January 19, 2011 Leave a comment

Uh oh, looks as if Dell wants a piece of the press event pie that seems to be growing exponentially. Unfortunately for them, they don’t have a master illusionist, nor do they have tasty cocktails or a possible dual-screen 3D Android tablet. However, “Dell Means Business,” so I’m thinking that it will be a heftier, more powerful line of PCs for the working businessman. Possibly an even more enterprise-friendly tablet series? It seems a bit dull, and the timing is slightly awkward (Sprint on the 7th, HP/Palm on the 9th), but I hope, for their sake, they impress.

[Source: Engadget]

HP/Palm tablets “Opal” and “Topaz,” plus HP stabs at Engadget

January 19, 2011 Leave a comment


A trusted source sent the rendered images above into Engadget. The model seen is the 9-inch Topaz, one of two tablets that will be coming out in 2011. The other is a 7-inch little brother that includes the same feature set, codenamed Opal. Both models include a no-button design, a front-facing camera, a micro USB port and what they call a “Vizio Tablet-style” 3-speaker system. Engadget also noted that the back appears to be glossy, so the possibility of a Touchstone charger is not likely. Apparently units will begin arriving at Palm HQ in June that line up with an internal marketing slide that they were also given that lists WiFi-only, AT&T 3G, and Verizon LTE versions of the Opal arriving in September 2011, and on AT&T LTE in July 2012. The Opal is said to have more of an e-reader emphasis as well as “premium audio” which pertains to the 3-speaker system. Unfortunately for Engadget, they didn’t receive any word on pricing or specs. This tablet needs to pack a serious punch for cheap if it’s being released neck and neck with the Playbook, iPad2 and the Xoom.

Oh, and there’s this. It made me laugh. Can’t wait to see what else HP has in store for their press release if it had nothing to do with the tablets.

HP/Palm tablets "Opal" and "Topaz," plus HP stabs at Engadget

January 19, 2011 Leave a comment


A trusted source sent the rendered images above into Engadget. The model seen is the 9-inch Topaz, one of two tablets that will be coming out in 2011. The other is a 7-inch little brother that includes the same feature set, codenamed Opal. Both models include a no-button design, a front-facing camera, a micro USB port and what they call a “Vizio Tablet-style” 3-speaker system. Engadget also noted that the back appears to be glossy, so the possibility of a Touchstone charger is not likely. Apparently units will begin arriving at Palm HQ in June that line up with an internal marketing slide that they were also given that lists WiFi-only, AT&T 3G, and Verizon LTE versions of the Opal arriving in September 2011, and on AT&T LTE in July 2012. The Opal is said to have more of an e-reader emphasis as well as “premium audio” which pertains to the 3-speaker system. Unfortunately for Engadget, they didn’t receive any word on pricing or specs. This tablet needs to pack a serious punch for cheap if it’s being released neck and neck with the Playbook, iPad2 and the Xoom.

Oh, and there’s this. It made me laugh. Can’t wait to see what else HP has in store for their press release if it had nothing to do with the tablets.