According to media reports, HP announced that it will begin selling TouchPad WiFi version in the U.S. market from July 1.
TouchPad is HP’s first WebOS Tablet PC. According to HP, the Tablet PC will enter the UK, Ireland, France and Germany markets in early July to in mid-July to enter the Canadian market, later this year enter Italy, Spain, Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Singapore markets.
HP will direct sale TouchPad through U.S. retailers, resellers and its own retail stores, storage capacity is divided into 16GB and 32GB, priced at $ 499.99 and $ 599.99. Company will begin accept pro-order in North America and Europe from June 19.
HP, senior vice president and general manager of Palm global business Jon Rubinstein, said: “HP TouchPad is a highly competitive product, its competitiveness comes from the WebOS. WebOS is powerful, high flexibility, it will help HP’s products stand out from the marketplace. ”
With WebOS, TouchPad can provide users with higher levels of multi-tasking experience, web surfing, high-quality audio playback, Just Type information query and HP’s unique Touch to Share feature.
TouchPad’s optional accessories include HP Touchstone charger, HP TouchPad wireless keyboard and HP TouchPad jacket (sold separately).
HP also announced that it will work with AT & T this summer to launch the 3G version of TouchPad. HP will release more product information on the eve of the launch day.
American retailers and resellers including Best Buy, Staples, Office Depot, Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, OfficeMax, Amazon, Fry’s, Microcenter and other leading local and regional retailers. TouchPad’s price and the purchase ways in the regions of Canada, France, Germany, Ireland and the UK will be published separately. The specific price and purchase ways of TouchPad in Australia, Hong Kong, Italy, New Zealand, Singapore and Spain will be announced in the future.