HP TouchPad may launch on June 12
HP’s first webOS-powered tablet, the TouchPad, is going to be a nice entrance in the tablet market which is getting more and more crowded by the day. That’s even if the TouchPad won’t manage to outsell Apple’s iPad, as HP seems to think will happen.
We’ve heard before that the TouchPad may finally launch in June, and today’s information comes to confirm that, as well as peg a specific date for the release. It seems quite plausible that the TouchPad will become available on June 12 – in the US, of course. We still don’t know how quickly the tablet will be able to make its way across the pond onto European shores.
The June 12 date comes out of a ‘QuickSpecs’ technical spec sheet for the TouchPad which was leaked to PreCentral today. This four-page document is apparently something that HP readies for its business customers and resellers. Such documents cover basics like which feature is where, model numbers, accessories, and hardware specs (obviously).
As you can see from the image above, the prospective date for the TouchPad’s ’1.0′ release is June 12. ’1.0′ in this case is the product’s revision number (think of Nokia’s ’00′ in ‘N8-00′ or ’01′ in ‘C6-01′ for example), and that date may be when we finally see HP’s tablet in stores.
Of course, the date may have changed since the guide was printed, or may even change from this point on. Yet, as we’ve now heard June being the month of the launch on two separate occasions, we’re betting at least that’s already set in stone. So, June 12 or not, if you’re after a TouchPad, you’ll surely be able to grab one in a few weeks from now.