On February 9, HP is holding a press event where they will by all accounts announce a slew of webOS-based tablet devices. Rumor has it that HP will release a total of 3 tablets with slight hardware differences across each model. The consumer model (codenamed Topaz) will reportedly bear a striking resemblance to the iPad, will run on Sprint’s 4G network, will come with dual facing and LED flash enabled cameras (1.3 megapixels on the front and 3 for the back camera), and a mini HDMI port. Also rumored to be in the work is a University version of the PalmPad with a 8.9-inch screen and special access to a University’s internal educational software. Also in the mix is a 7-inch tablet which HP will reportedly position as an e-reader device.
Lastly, a trusty source handed some internal renders of HP’s 9-inch PalmPad to Engadget. Feast your eyes on the images below and note the lack of an external button on the device. As for when these babies will be available, word is that the 7-inch tablet will arrive in September 2011 while the 9-inch PalmPad might hit stores a wee bit earlier.