HP and AT&T just announced that the US carrier will be getting a pimped up version of the TouchPad in time for the back-to-school season. The AT&T-edition of the webOS slate will have its dual-core CPU clocked at 1.5GHz, rather than the 1.2GHz of the regular one.
The AT&T-bound TouchPad will also be packing 4G connectivity, which will make it the first version of the slate with network data connectivity. Unfortunately, this won’t be an LTE radio, but a 3G one with 21 Mbps HSPA capabilities, but that’s still cool.
We are hoping that the CPU boost will take care of the lagging issues that were widely discussed in the first batch of TouchPad reviews that surfaced. The webOS-slate implements some pretty cool UI design ideas and we’d really want to see it succeed. Not to mention that more competition always leads to better products.
AT&T didn’t comment on the TouchPad pricing, but they promised to announce them before the slate hits the shelves.