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HP TouchPad & Palm Pre Bundles Appear Online

One retailer has started to offer bundles comprising of the Palm Pre 2 and the HP Touchpad 16GB WiFi in a bid to attract users who might be interested in getting the two devices.

Buymobilephones (opens in new tab) sells the pair either on O2, Orange or Vodafone with the first mobile network carrier offering the cheapest package at £32 per month on a two year contract and an initial £250 outlay which means a total cost over two years of £1018.

The bundle includes 300 minutes, unlimited texts, 500MB data, unlimited UK Wi-Fi via the Cloud and BT Openzone and 20 photo messages per month.

Given that the Touchpad carries a SRP of £400 and the Palm Pre 2 costs around £340, the overall cost of the package costs £278 or roughly £11.58 per month.

The Palm Pre 2 was announced back in October last year and while it has been superseded by the HP Pre 3, it still packs some interesting features.

It comes with a 1GHz SoC, a 3.1-inch HVGA LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16GB onboard storage, a five-megapixel camera with LED flash, BT, Wi-Fi, a 1150mAH battery and is powered by Palm's own Linux-based WebOS.

As for the TouchPad, it is powered by a dual core Qualcomm SoC clocked at 1.2GHz and comes with 1GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, a 9.7-inch XGA capacitive touchscreen (like the iPad 2), a 1.3-megapixel webcam, Wi-Fi, BT and like the Pre, is powered by WebOS.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.