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It's official: HP TouchPad coming July 1st

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 10 Jun 2011 12:24 User comments (3)

It's official: HP TouchPad coming July 1st

Following weeks of speculation, HP has officially announced that the TouchPad tablet will launch on July 1st in the U.S.
The tablet will hit the UK, Ireland, France, Germany and Canada within a week of the US launch.

HP is selling the 16GB model for $500 and the 32GB version for $600.

"What makes HP TouchPad a compelling alternative to competing products is webOS," added HP's Jon Rubinstein (via IW). "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."

TouchPads will have a 9.7-inch display with 1024x768 resolution, WebOS run a dual-core 1.2Ghz Snapdragon processor, Beats Audio technology, stereo speakers, a 1.3MP front-side camera, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR.

HP's tablet will weigh 1.6 pounds and feature a gyro, accelerometer, and compass and full Flash support, just like Android.

Additionally, the tablet's virtual keypad will have a full number row, come with QuickOffice installed, Google Docs support, Dropbox,, VPN and wireless printing support.

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3 user comments

111.6.2011 11:46

If HP made good product this might be OK but that isn't the case and the follower base is begining to dwindle so I doubt this will be a big seller for them.

212.6.2011 01:14

Bought my first Laptop & it was an HP, not a cheap one either, & it crapped out within a few days. The replacement I was sent, had the same faults. Their customer service in India is abysmal. It took 3 months to get a refund & buy a Laptop that was not HP. It is still fault free after 3 years.
I will never buy anything made by HP again, period!

312.6.2011 21:11

its alright guys, palm made this not HP. and webOS has to be the best OS for a tablet by any stretch of the imagination.

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