HP TouchPad Available Soon At Best Buy, Challenging iPad 2

A teaser page for the HP TouchPad has appeared on the Best Buy website, though no release date is yet mentioned only a "coming soon” caption.

The retail giant also offers a short description of the new HP device but no information is available as to the price-tag. Rumours suggest the price could start from $499, but the company has not confirmed the this.

The Federal Communications Commission has recently given the TouchPad the green light which means that HP’s device could hit the stores in June which aligns with the company’s official summer launch target.

According to the description from Best Buy, the TouchPad offers multitasking capabilities due to the webOS. The tablet is Google Docs and Box.net compatible which lets users collaborate with their colleagues from work. They can also print documents wirelessly using HP compatible printers. Web browsing is also very fast due to Adobe Flash.

The specs suggest that the HP TouchPad is powered by a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-CPU processor and runs HP webOS. The tablet has a XGA capacitive multitouch display with a 1024x768 resolution. The device also has a 9.7-inch screen and 1.3 MP front web camera. Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR with A2DP stereo Bluetooth support is also available, together with Wi-Fi with WPA, WPA 2 and WEP authentication.