The HP Touchpad features both front- and back-facing cameras, and HP is in talks with Skype to include that software as the engine for video conferencing on the device.
The device will ship with 32 or 16 gigabytes of storage, but will not accommodate storage cards for security reasons. The first HP Touchpad will ship (sometime between now and June) with WiFi, with versions that support 3G and 4G arriving later in the year.
The HP Touchpad runs on HP’s webOS and features a virtual keyboard. It will also come with Kindle and Citrix preinstalled, but will not initially support other eBook formats or VMware desktop virtualization.
In addition to the HP Touchpad’s support for Flash, the device will also support multitasking with its Qualcomm Snapdragon dual core processor.
The device features a MicroUSB port for charging. It can also be charged via a Touchstone. And HP’s Touchpad and webOS smartphones feature the Touch-to-Share functionality, enabling quick sharing of Websites, documents, or even calls from the phone to the tablet or vice versa.