The data-enabled HP TouchPad 4G will be coming to the AT&T network, but given the fact that it will be connected to AT&T’s HSPA+ network (the same as T-Mobile’s) and not its upcoming LTE network, it won’t really be a true 4G tablet. The speeds of HSPA+ are closer to what some may call “3.5G” despite the fact that T-Mobile refers to the network as 4G.
The new data-enabled TouchPad will also see a boost in processor speed, which will now clock in at 1.5 GHz. In addition, it will sport a built-in GPS and similar specs to the original TouchPad, including the 32GB of storage space. The TouchPad runs webOS 3.0 and is currently the only device to do so, but it was recently revealed that an update for the OS will be coming within the next 10 days.
Specific pricing and availability information about the AT&T 4G TouchPad has yet to be disclosed, but a press release from HP Palm said that it will be available in time for back to school.