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HP TouchPad Go gets post-mortem FCC teardown

04/05, 5:40pm

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.

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Unreleased HP TouchPad Go reviewed, proves surprise hit

12/27, 11:00pm

HP TouchPad Go may have had better shot at iPad

HP's stillborn TouchPad Go has been given its first and possibly only review on Tuesday in a sign that it might have been the tablet HP should have launched first. The seven-inch tablet handled by webOS Nation has the same 1024x768 display as before and the faster dual-core 1.5GHz chip from the 64GB TouchPad, making it not only as capable but giving it a much sharper screen. While the cameras weren't high quality, it had a five-megapixel rear camera and was much more useful than the front-only camera on the 9.7-inch TouchPad.

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Never-shipped HP TouchPad Go pops up on eBay

12/03, 2:45pm

HP TouchPad Go goes up for very rare auction

HP's unreleased TouchPad Go has surfaced in a very rare eBay auction. The 32GB, 3G model is being sold from China and may have been one of the few if any devices that was fully completed but didn't reach stores. Apart from cosmetic wear, it's fully functional and is running a version of webOS optimized for the seven-inch screen.

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Stillborn TouchPad Go prototype shows up on Chinese forum

09/19, 11:10am

7-inch TouchPad Go seen live in leaked photos

The TouchPad Go tablet from HP, was due to ship just a few weeks after HP decided to drop its webOS hardware, has now shown up in live images. A prototype of the 7-inch tablet, codenamed Opal, was apparently in the hands of a user from a Chinese forum site for three months. The specs on the back of the unit match those revealed in the FCC filing from August.

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HP sticks suppliers with 100,000 unmade TouchPad Go tablets

08/30, 12:35am

HP webOS exit leaves suppliers with unused parts

HP's sudden exit from webOS hardware has left its part suppliers with a glut of unused parts, the supply chain may have revealed Tuesday. Along with some for the existing TouchPad, it reportedly left parts to 100,000 of the unreleased TouchPad Go that would have been assembled just weeks later. Component makers were reported by Digitimes to be talking with HP to find a way to clear out the unused hardware.

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Leaks: HP hurt webOS through low resources, rushed shipping

08/22, 10:55pm

HP leak backs Dartfish, more devices

HP's decision to get out of webOS hardware may have come as much from HP's top-level commands as anything from the webOS team. Insiders in the former Palm group disclosed that having HP onside hadn't translated to more resources. Staff focusing on one project have often delayed another, leading to hardware that was often several months overdue, GDGT heard.

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HP's 7-inch TouchPad Go leaks at FCC with 1.5GHz chip, 3G

08/10, 8:15pm

HP TouchPad Go tablet hits FCC

HP's seven-inch TouchPad has inadvertently been confirmed through an FCC filing. The smaller tablet should be called the TouchPad Go and may be closer to the TouchPad 4G than the original. Sample labels have it getting a "1.5G" chip, likely the 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon from the TouchPad 4G, as well as HSPA+ for 3G on AT&T and international versions.

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