HP TouchPad confirmed: HP Topaz tablet gets early outing

We're eagerly waiting to see what HP has in store for us at its webOS event in just a few hours time, but thanks to some pin-sharp hearing and presentation rehearsals we at least know what the new HP tablet is set to be called. PreCentral got on site early and overhead mention of the HP TouchPad, the launch name for the slate we've so far known as Topaz.

The only other thing they gleaned was that it does indeed weigh in at 1.5lbs and 13mm thick, which would seem to tally with previously leaked specifications and, notably, the iPad. Unfortunately they were moved on before getting any more details or, indeed, an early hands-on review. Still, we'll know everything in a couple of hours time; the HP event kicks off at 1pm EST and SlashGear is there to bring you all the news.