HP TouchPad

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HP TouchPad
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Technical specifications
Mass storage 16, 32, 64  GB flash memory
processor 1.2 GHz (16 and 32 GB), 1.5 GHz (only 64 GB model)
Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core CPU APQ8060
random access memory 1 GB RAM
screen Touchscreen
25 cm (9.7  inch )
1024 × 768  pixels
Digital camera Front camera, 1.3 megapixels
Current operating system HP webOS 3.0

Radio links

Wi-Fi 802.11b / g / n / Bluetooth 2.1


USB socket, headphone connection

measures and weight
Dimensions (H × W × D) 240  mm  × 190 mm × 13.7 mm
Weight 740  g

The HP TouchPad is a tablet computer from the American manufacturer Hewlett-Packard , which can be controlled via its touch-sensitive screen ( multi-touch ). It was the first tablet computer with the HP webOS 3.0 operating system. The HP TouchPad was announced at a press conference on February 9, 2011 and has been available in the US since July 1 and in Germany since July 15, 2011. In August 2011, the group announced the discontinuation of tablets.


The device has a 9,7- inches - touch screen and is powered by a dual-core processor of the type Snapdragon with 1 gigabyte of memory operated. The plan was to bring the TouchPad onto the market in two versions: only with Wi-Fi and with Wi-Fi plus the 3G cellular standard . Due to the discontinuation of the HP touchpad by HP, only the Wi-Fi version has come onto the market. The last touchpad version had 64 GB of memory and a white back, the dual-core CPU was clocked at 1.5 GHz. The 16 and 32 GB versions still ran at 1.2 GHz.

A planned 7-inch version with 1.5 GHz dual-core CPU and 3G modem was discontinued by HP on August 19, 2011 just 2 days before production started.

As standard , the device can be charged wirelessly via induction using a special docking station , the so-called Touchstone . As another original accessories were a Bluetooth - keyboard and foldable protective case available.


The operating system used is HP webOS 3.0, which is optimized for tablet computers . The HP touchpad was originally developed for an Android operating system (Android 2.3x), but HP switched to WebOS at the last minute.

Alternative software

The CyanogenMod team has brought the Google open source operating system Android in versions 2.3.7 "Gingerbread", 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" and 4.4.2 "Kitkat" to the TouchPad. HP supports the CyanogenMod team by providing kernel source code. The touchpad was updated to Android 9 in 2019 by other developers.

Individual evidence

  1. HP starts with TouchPad, HP Veer and HP Pre3 in Germany. Report at Teltarif.de from July 15, 2011.
  2. Markus Reuter restructuring of the Hewlett-Packard group. HP splits off PC division. Reported by crn.de on August 19, 2011.
  3. Björn Brodersen: HP TouchPad 64GB: New tablet with a faster processor and more memory. Report to Areamobile from August 18, 2011.
  4. Daniel Kuhn: HP Touchpad: Install CyanogenMod Message on Androidnext from October 18, 2011
  5. Daniel Kuhn: HP Touchpad: HP TouchPad: Ice Cream Sandwich available via the first CM9 Alpha ROM News from Androidnext from January 20, 2012
  6. Androidnext: HP TouchPad: Android 4.4.2 KitKat unofficially available
  7. Frank Ritter: HP TouchPad: HP hands out Android source code to CM9 developers from notification on Androidnext dated February 8, 2012
  8. Silvio Werner: HP TouchPad gets update to Android 9, notification from Notebookcheck on April 28, 2019