HP was due to release a 7-inch tablet to go along with the now cancelled TouchPad. The smaller slate, codenamed Opal and later dubbed TouchPad Go, was reportedly just two weeks away from release when HP killed webOS. Well, a poster in a Chinese forum has posted images and details of the device , which he claims to have been using for three months.
The 7-inch tablet clocks in at the same 1024x768 resolution as the TouchPad, and uses the same 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8060 processor. All the labels match the past FCC filings and the images seem legit as well. Interestingly, the Opal has both front and rear cameras, and possibly an NFC module.
This would have been an intriguing little tablet, if HP hadn’t killed the platform. While this is the only working Opal that has leaked out, we have to think there is a warehouse someplace in China with a few thousand of these sitting in crates.