As we all know, HP’s webOS tablet is on its way, and we should be seeing the 9.7-inch TouchPad make an appearance come 1st of July. However could we be seeing another tablet alongside the 9.7-inch TouchPad? Well, almost but not quite. It seems that HP has placed some big ticket orders for not only their 9.7-inch tablet, but for a 7-inch tablet as well.
HP has made no announcements that they had any plans for a 7-inch tablet, only a 9.7-inch model, which is why this comes as rather surprising news. As it stands, HTC, Samsung and Blackberry all have 7-inch models with the HTC Flyer, Samsung Galaxy Tab 7, and the Blackberry Playbook respectively. The 7-inch form factor is starting to become more and more common, which we’re guessing is partly due to it offering up better mobility and portability, compared to the 9.7-inch and 10.1-inch offerings.
Either way we’re curious about what HP’s 7-inch tablet will offer, but I guess we’ll have to wait and find out, which we’re guessing will probably happen after the 1st of July, after the TouchPad has been launched.