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June 9, 2011

HP "TouchPad Tablet " Coming on July 1st

Source : Morgan Stanley  Research  on State of Tablets


Hewlett-Packard will begin rolling out the WiFi-only version of its TouchPad tablet July 1, according to the company.HP’s first webOS tablet will be available in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France and Germany a few days later and in Canada in mid-July, with availability scheduled to follow later this year in Italy and Spain, as well as in Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Singapore.

In the United States, HP will offer the 16GB version of the device for $499.99, and the 32GB for $599.99. The company plans on releasing what it calls a “connected” version of the TouchPad, which presumably means 3G capability, at an undefined date later this summer.with the option of either 16 GB or 32 GB of  Preorders in North America and Europe will begin June 19. 

The 9.7-inch TouchPad uses  1.2GHz dual-core processor, Since unveiling the tablet in February, HP has been pushing it as an all-in-one device, equally capable of running apps and games, displaying e-books and periodicals, and Web-cruising with Adobe Flash and HTML5 support.

The TouchPad runs the webOS operating system, which HP acquired along with Palm in 2010.HP bought Palm last summer for $1.2 billion, hoping to combine its WebOS software with a plethora of devices from smartphones to printers, gambling that there is room for yet another mobile software platform.

 According to some sources Walmart will be carrying the HP TouchPad for $599 for the 32 GB version, a price which would directly rival that of the Apple iPad.U.S. Other  retailers and commercial resellers for HP TouchPad will include Best Buy, Staples, Office Depot, Walmart, Sam’s Club, OfficeMax, among others.