SanDisk has reportedly let the cat out of the bag early at Computex by displaying HP's upcoming TouchPad tablet during the show. The gadget was originally announced back in February, but this is the first time anyone has seen the webOS 3.0-based tablet up close and personal... and in SanDisk's Computex booth to boot.
As reported earlier this year, the HP TouchPad will come packed with a 9.7-inch, 1024 x 768 XGA capacitive multi-touch screen, a dual-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon APQ8060 processor, 16, 32 or 64 GB of SanDisk-based storage (depending on your budget), a front-facing 1.3MP webcam and HP's "Beats" audio technology. Other features include support for video calling, 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR, a built-in compass, gyroscope and accelerometer. It will weigh 1.6 pounds and measure just 0.54-inches thick.
As seen in the video below, the tablet will feature true multitasking, as the SanDisk rep could sift through various open applications by flicking the line of windows left and right. To close an application, he simply flicked upwards within the window in the typical Palm manner. The demonstration also detailed the email features, surfing the internet, watching HD video content and more.