updated 05:40 pm EDT, Thu April 5, 2012
Received approval 2 months after platform shelved
When HP released its ill-fated 10-inch TouchPad, it was also prepping a smaller seven-inch version for the market. In August it sent the device to the FCC for regulatory approval, and even through the company abandoned the entire webOS-based family a few weeks later, HP did not pull the submission for the smaller tablet. Wireless Goodness has now posted photos from the FCC filing's teardown.
The TouchPad Go was to be driven by a Qualcomm 1.5GHz, dual-core Snapdragon. The screen kept the same 1024x768 resolution as its larger 10-inch sibling. It sported a five-megapixel rear-facing camera, not present on its larger cousin, complemented by a 1.3-megapixel camera in the front. The original submissions to the FCC indicated that that there would be a Wi-Fi 16GB model as well as 16GB and 32GB 3G models.
Ironically, the TouchPad Go received FCC approval in October, two months after the product line was shelved.