CeBIT 2011 gets underway in Hannover, Germany tomorrow (March 1). While the main focus of the event is information and communications technology (ICT) and not consumer electronics, the five-day expo will nevertheless feature a few consumer electronics innovations. One such innovation you might not want to miss is a 22-inch display that Fujitsu claims is the “world’s first truly wireless PC display.”
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.