What you’re looking at are pictures of how the HP/Palm webOS-based tablet may look like. If the trusted tipster that provided these internal renders to Engadget is to be…erm…trusted then you can expect two tablets to come out from HP. One is a 10-inch unit currently codenamed Topaz, that’s the one you see here, and the other is a 7-inch unit codenamed Opal.
The render reveal a front facia with what looks like a slim home button, there’s a front-facing camera, and a micro USB port on the bottom. From the back, the tablet looks very much like a giant iPhone 3GS with its glossy finish and rounded edges.
No word yet on pricing and specifications, and it looks like a post 2H 2011 launch is in the works, which means the two HP/Palm tablets will come to the 2011 tablet party a bit late, so lets hope HP will have put in some nice party tricks in the Topaz and Opal to duke it out with the likes of the iPad 2, Xoom and PlayBook tablets that will have already be in the market by then.
On top of that, since HP has presence here and Palm has long been extinct, can we expect a Palm revival here in Malaysia? More importantly, does anyone even care?