Finally, the wait is over for the HP’s Touchpad Tablet. It is official now that the tablet will be available starting from July 1st in the United States of America.
The tablet will be available in two variants, the 16GB and the 32 GB variants. The 16GB variant will be tagged at a price of $500 whereas the 32GB variant will be tagged at a price of $600. The tablet will also be made available for other countries like Germany, United Kingdom and France a few days after the launch date in US. But however, the device will be made available for users in Canada somewhere in mid-July. The other countries are made to wait until summer to get their hands on the device.
According to the earlier reports, February 2011 was set as the actual time for release of the HP Touchpad, but later it was postponed to June, 2011 and again sadly it was postponed. But, now all tablet lovers can be happy with the news that, the device is going to be released on July 1st.
Some of the US Retailers from where users can buy the device include Staples, Sam’s Club, Best Buy, Office Depot, Amazon.com, Office Max, Microcenter, Fry’s and other leading regional and local retailers. The prices of the device in other countries will be confirmed during their release in their respective regions.
Check out the Press Release below for more details on HP Touchpad
HP Announces HP TouchPad Availability for United States, Europe and Canada
Wi-Fi version of first HP webOS tablet also coming to Asia Pacific later this year
PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HP (NYSE:HPQ) today announced that the Wi-Fi version of HP TouchPad will be available in the United States on July 1.
“The platform’s unmatched features and flexibility will continue to differentiate HP products from the rest of the market for both personal and professional use. This is only the beginning of what HP’s scale can do with webOS.”
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.
HP TouchPad will be available from U.S. retailers, commercial resellers and direct from HP with the option of either 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage(1) for $499.99 and $599.99, respectively.(2) Preorders in North America and Europe will begin June 19.
“What makes HP TouchPad a compelling alternative to competing products is webOS,” said Jon Rubinstein, senior vice president and general manager, Palm Global Business Unit, HP. “The platform’s unmatched features and flexibility will continue to differentiate HP products from the rest of the market for both personal and professional use. This is only the beginning of what HP’s scale can do with webOS.”
With webOS, HP TouchPad users have a next-level multitasking experience, access to the web, premium audio playback with stereo speakers and Beats Audio™ technology, the ability to find information on the device or in the cloud using the Just Type feature, integrated access to their information with HP Synergy, and HP’s exclusive Touch to Share capability for sharing web addresses between HP TouchPad and compatible webOS phones.(3)
Optional accessories for HP TouchPad include the HP Touchstone Charging Dock, the HP TouchPad Wireless Keyboard and the HP TouchPad Case (sold separately).
HP also announced it will be partnering with AT&T to introduce a connected version of HP TouchPad later this summer. More information will be available closer to availability.
U.S. retailers and commercial resellers for HP TouchPad will include Best Buy, Staples, Office Depot, Walmart, Sam’s Club, OfficeMax, Amazon.com, Fry’s, Microcenter, other leading local and regional retailers, and HP’s online stores. Specific pricing and availability for HP TouchPad in Canada, France, Germany, Ireland and the United Kingdom will be announced regionally. Details for Australia, Hong Kong, Italy, New Zealand, Singapore and Spain will be announced at a later date.