The controversial letter that marked the beginning of the end for Mark Hurd’s five-year reign as Hewlett-Packard’s CEO is about to be made public. The public release of the missive accusing Hurd of sexual harassment was ordered late Thursday by Delaware Chancery Judge Donald Parsons in a shareholder lawsuit against HP (Ernesto Espinoza v Hewlett Packard Co, Delaware Chancery Court, No. 6000).
Fresh details about one of HP's upcoming webOS tablets have emerged, thanks to an admittedly “massive” internal document published by webOS-centric site Pre Central. According to the leaked document, the 9.7-inch Topaz will be powered by Qualcomm's MSM8660 Snapdragon chipset that features two 1.2GHz processor cores and integrated Adreno 220 graphics. If the final product does not deviate from the spec sheet – a strong possibility at this point, it will include a 9.7" XGA (1024 x 768) screen, 512MB of DDR2 RAM, 16/32/64GB storage and a 1.3MP camera on the front. It will have different SKUs based on different connectivity options, including HSPA , LTE and WiFi-only models (former two to also feature A-GPS). A CDMA variant is also on the cards.
HP has quite a few plans for the second iteration of its Topaz inductive charging dock.Touchstone v2 will do a lot more than its predecessor by enabling a number of wireless services, including video streaming, video game playing, audio streaming and printing. Finally, HP is very keen on offering a rich cloud experience in keeing with its stated goal of making webOS a continuous client. To this end, the Topaz will support a number of cloud-based services, including Snapfish, Melodeo music integration, HP Cloud Drive and HP Cloud Canvas.