HP TouchPad coming to a store near you July 1, pre-orders start June 19

Summary:Looking for an alternative to the iPad-or-Android-OS conundrum, you will have one in the HP TouchPad running webOS starting July 1. Well, at least the Wi-Fi only version.

Looking for an alternative to the iPad-or-Android-OS conundrum, you will have one in the HP TouchPad running webOS starting July 1. Well, at least the Wi-Fi only version.

U.S. consumers can look for the TouchPad in these retailers: Best Buy, Staples, Office Depot, Walmart, Sam’s Club, OfficeMax, Amazon.com, Fry’s, Microcenter. They can also order the tablet from HP’s online stores.

The 9.7? tablet running webOS 3.0 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-CPU APQ8060, and has capacitive, multi-touch display at 1024×768 resolution. But what most excites consumers about the TouchPad is the multi-tasking abilities of the webOS. (Check out this post for more details and a demo of the TouchPad.) The tablet will be available in two models, both with Wi-Fi connectivity only: the 16 GB will retail for $499.99 while the 32 GB will cost $599.99.

For those who prefer a 3G version, HP will be partnering with AT&T to release the model with cellular connectivity later this summer.

I can't wait to give the webOS a try. What about you?

[Source: BusinessWire]

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Topics: Hewlett-Packard, iPad, Mobility

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