HP has officially revealed pricing and launch date of their TouchPad device. The Wi-Fi version of HP’s first webOS tablet will be available in the U.S. on July 1. HP TouchPad will be available with 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage for $499.99 and $599.99.
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.
HP is planning to participate with AT&T to launch a connected version of TouchPad.
Jon Rubinstein, senior vice president and general manager, Palm Global Business Unit, HP
What makes HP TouchPad a compelling alternative to competing products is webOS. 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.
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.
Unfortunately there is no information available, when HP TouchPad will be available in Indian market.
HP Touchpad Technical Specification
|Operating System||HP webOS|
|Display||9.7-inch XGA capacitive, multitouch screen with a vibrant 18-bit color, 1024×768 resolution display|
|Email1||Microsoft® Exchange email with Microsoft Direct Push Technology POP3/IMAP
(Yahoo!® Mail, Gmail™, AOL, Hotmail®, etc.)
|Messaging2||Integrated IM and SMS|
|GPS3||A-GPS (3G models only)|
|Digital camera||Front-facing 1.3-megapixel webcam for live video calling4|
|Sensors||Light sensor, accelerometer, compass (magnetometer), and gyroscope|
|Media formats supported||Audio formats: DRM-free MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, QCELP, WAV
Video formats: MPEG-4, H.263, H.264
|Wireless connectivity5||Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n with WPA, WPA2, WEP, 802.1X authentication;
Bluetooth® wireless technology 2.1 + EDR with A2DP stereo Bluetooth support
|Memory6||Choose either 16GB or 32GB internal storage|
|Battery||Rechargeable 6300 mAh (typical battery)|
|Connector||Charger/microUSB connector with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed|
|Headphone jack||3.5mm stereo headset/headphone/microphone jack|
|Speakers||Internal stereo speakers and Beats Audio™|
|HP Touchstone for TouchPad7||Compatible|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-CPU APQ8060 1.2GHz|
|Dimensions||Width: 190mm (7.48 inches)
Height: 240mm (9.45 inches)
Thickness: 13.7mm (0.54 inches)
|Weight||Approximately 740 grams (1.6 pounds)|
For more information and official statement see HP Palm’s Official Blog for the press release and a full list of retailers.