HP TouchPad Landing In Stores July 1st

It must be the summer of tablet launches, as Hewlett Packard has announced that its first webOS-powered tablet offering, the TouchPad, will be available for purchase beginning July 1st.

The TouchPad will feature a 9.7-inch XGA display, a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and NFC capabilities that will allow the device to be connected to HP phones.

Two versions of the TouchPad will be available: a 16GB version for $499.99 and a 32GB version for $599.99.

Fans in the United States will be able to purchase the TouchPad beginning July 1st, while those in the U.K., Ireland, France and Germany will have to wait a few days.  It will land in Canadian stores by mid-July while Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Singapore will have to wait until a later date.

Consumers are looking at plenty of tablet options this summer, as the anticipated Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is currently on pre-order sale, while Apple’s iPad has continued to dominate tablet sales, despite its product shortage and sometimes two-week waiting period at retail stores.

Pre-orders for the HP TouchPad will begin June 19th.

 

Author: JoannaM

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