If you have yet to get the HP TouchPad, perhaps you may want to hold on just a little longer, because if these leaked confidential HP briefs are to be believed, it looks like HP has a couple more products lined up, so if you had plans to get the TouchPad, or are holding out for something else, perhaps you should take a look at this before making your decision.
So it has only been a couple of days since HP’s TouchPad has been released, but come August there apparently will be a newer version of the HP TouchPad that not only gets a new coat of paint in glossy white, but also a speed increase and bump up in storage capacity. The white TouchPad is said to come with 64GB of memory and some have speculated the speed increase will be due to the 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processors that are said to be featured in the white TouchPad. We’re not sure how current TouchPad owners will feel, knowing that a little over a month later they could have gotten themselves a tablet that is not only faster, but also has a bigger storage capacity.
Next up, the AT&T cellular version of the TouchPad is due in August, and it looks like it will be branded as 4G which will most likely run on AT&T’s HSPA+ network. Other than the change in radio bands, it will retain the same specs as the current TouchPad. Other products in the roadmap are the Pre3 and Opal which should be seeing a release in fall. Not much details regarding the Opal, other than the fact that it will be 7-inches and will run on HP’s webOS platform.
AT&T Offers ZTE Zmax 2
Now here is a handset from the folks over at ZTE which intends to provide a sense of continuity, although this time around you will not be able to pick up the Zmax 2 from T-Mobile, as ZTE has decided on AT&T to be their US partner and mobile carrier for their latest phone. In fact, this device falls under the mid-range segment of things, where it will just cost $149.99 unlocked, now how about that for affordability?
That kind of pricing would see you end up with a 5.5” 720p touchscreen display, an 8MP camera with LED flash at the back, a 2MP front-facing shooter, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable memory, a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 4G LTE connectivity, Dolby Digital Plus Audio, and a 3,000 mAh removable battery, and Android 5.1 Lollipop as the mobile operating system of choice. [Press Release]
ASUS Zenfone 2E Becomes AT&T Exclusive
You can be forgiven for being confused about ASUS’ Zenfone 2 range to date, and here is yet another model that will add to the brouhaha. I am referring to the ASUS Zenfone 2E, where it has just been announced to be an AT&T exclusive, where you can pick one up for just $119.99 without any contract, and it is also offered by the carrier’s GoPhone prepaid brand.
At that price point, you would get a 5” 720p IPS touchscreen display in return, an 8MP camera with LED flash at the back, a 2MP front-facing shooter, a 2,500 mAh battery, a dual-core Intel processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB of internal memory, 4G LTE connectivity, and Android 5.0 Lollipop running underneath Asus’ own ZenUI. Opt from either black or white shades.
AT&T To Deliver LG Watch Urbane In Silver
If you have been hankering after the LG Watch Urbane for the longest time, while being an AT&T subscriber, then here is good news for you. This particular timepiece can be picked up for $349 a pop from AT&T, where it will arrive in a shade of silver to boot. This timepiece will run on Android Wear and is compatible with any smartphone that has Android 4.3 or higher as the mobile operating system of choice.
It is best to use the LG Watch Urbane within the confines of a Wi-Fi network all the time, along with your smartphone, so that you can keep track of notifications, send messages and make use of your Android Wear compatible apps at all times. Sporting a 1.3” circle P-OLED display, the Watch Urbane comes with replaceable 22mm stitched leather straps for more flexible fashion choices, while the integrated PPG Sensor (average pace, speed, heart rate, and distance) ought to keep fitness buffs happy, with a 410 mAh (non-removable) battery that has an all-day battery life. [Press Release]