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Today in Tech: HP-Palm tablet sneak peek, white iPhone 4

January 19, 2011: 6:00 AM ET

A curated selection of the day's most newsworthy tech stories from all over the Web.

"It's a 'scaled-up smartphone' -- that's a bizarre product in our view." -- Apple COO Tim Cook on current Android tablets (TechCrunch)

  • Apple announced a record first quarter with sales of $26.7 billion, up 70.5% compared with last year, profits of $6 billion, up 77.7%, iPhone sales of 16.2 million units, up 85.8%, iPad sales of 7.33 million significantly more than the Street's prediction of 6.15 million, and Mac sales of 4.13 sales, up 23%. "We had a phenomenal holiday quarter with record Mac,iPhone and iPad sales," Steve Jobs said in a statement. "We are firing on all cylinders, and we've got some exciting things in the pipeline for this year." (Fortune and New York Times)
  • A supposed render of HP and Palm's "Topaz" webOS tablet. Photo: Engadget

    Engadget supposedly got its mitts on company renders (see right) of HP and Palm's webOS-based "Topaz" tablet, one of two tablets rumored to be in development. Joining the 9-inch Topaz will be the 7-inch "Opal," which will be positioned more as an e-reader. The image supports the rumors of a button-less design, front-facing camera, micro-USB port , and three speaker arrangement for stereo audio in both landscape and portrait modes -- two speakers along the left side and a third on the right. WiFi-only, AT&T 3G, and Verizon LTE versions of the Opal may arrive this September with an AT&T LTE version due July of next year. Both will feature unspecified 1.2 GHz processors. More to come on February 9 at HP's enigmatic event which was advertised with the tagline, "Something big, Something small, Something beyond." (Engadget) More

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