HP TouchPad 32 GB coming to Walmart for $599
The HP TouchPad is expected to launch at some point this summer, but HP has been kept its mouth shut on many details of the tablet. We saw a leaked leaked lineup sheet back in March that indicated the TouchPad would arrive in June and would be priced similar to the iPad.
Today, a leaked photo of a Walmart inventory page revealed the price of the WiFi only TouchPad 32 GB to be $599. It also showed a Touchstone Dock/Stand for $79.88. The Touchstone Dock/Stand is a powerful charger with two sets of inductive charging and communication coils. A webOS Bluetooth keyboard for $69.88 and an official TouchPad protective case for $49.88 were also revealed.
The TouchPad features a 9.7-inch 1024x 768 resolution touchscreen, a 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor, and a 1.3-megapixel camera. Surprisingly, the TouchPad doesn’t sport a rear camera unlike the majority of current tablets. I don’t really feel as though a rear camera is that necessary on a tablet since every smartphone contains one and it is awkward taking a picture with a tablet, but its a nice addition I suppose. I personally am pretty excited about the Touchpad. It will be a nice change from the iPad and the plethora of Android tablets on the market now and it has some cool features such as the Beats Audio, HP media store, and the Touchstone technology. It will be interesting to see how Web OS compares to Android and iOS. There was no release date included in the photo, but according to Pre-Central, the tablet could be in stores as early as June 1.