HP launches TouchPad ... then announces faster version coming soon ... whaaa???

Summary:HP's TouchPad tablet's was only released on July 1, but already HP is announcing that a "4G" flavor featuring a faster CPU is on the way.

Sometimes I don't understand the logic behind some announcements ... and this is one such example.

HP's TouchPad tablet's was only released on July 1, but already HP is announcing that a "4G" flavor featuring a faster CPU is on the way.

The "original" WiFi-only TouchPad featured 1.2GHz CPU, while this updated version sports a 1.5GHz part. It also features 32GB or storage and an integrated GPS ... as well as "all the benefits of being connected via AT&T's network.".

No pricing or availability, other than a the teaser "in time for back to school."

It makes no sense - no sense at all to me - for the company to announce a 'sportier' version so close to the release of the WiFi-only model. I understand the need for a cellular-data version (although consumers might not), but if the 3G flavor needs a better CPU then chances are that the WiFi model would benefit from the same upgrade. This move seems like a sure-fire way to make existing TouchPad owners dissatisfied with their purchase so soon after choosing HP. Not a good move.

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Topics: Hewlett-Packard

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