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HP announces arrival date and cost of TouchPad

Business and consumer electronics giant Hewlett-Packard has unveiled the prices and shipping date of the very first webOS TouchPad tablet, with costs starting from £399 and an arrival date of mid-July.

HP’s TouchPad was launched back in early February, along with the two new handsets in the HP Veer and HP Pre 3 – all of which run from the infamous Palm webOS platform.

Hewlett-Packard first tablet device with that very operating system arrives with a 9.7-inch 1024x786 touch screen display, 16 or 32GB of storage, a dual-core 1.2Ghz processor, a 1.3 megapixel camera, whilst weighing in at 740grams and measuring only 13.7mm in thickness.

The webOS on theTouchPad still has a similar look to the past Palm mobile phones, with a fast multitasking OS that effortlessly displays multiple running applications with the ability to switch between over 200 apps simultaneously with no lag whatsoever.

HP’s tablet also has a range of accessories; a keyboard and stand that effectively turns the TouchPad into a laptop whilst the wireless TouchStone charging device is available too.

HP’s WIFI only webOS tablet will be available on July 1st , with pre-ordering starting on June 19th and at a cost of £399 for the 16GB version and £479 with 32GB of internal storage.

One Mobile Ring caught up with HP at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year, where we published a hands-on walkthrough in pictures here of the tablet and caught on video a demonstration of the TouchPad here.

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Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.