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HP webOS tablet arriving in two week

Business and consumer electronics giant Hewlett-Packard has announced the shipping date of their first webOS driven TouchPad tablet, as Friday July 15th and with a number of high-street retailers stocking the device.

HP’s TouchPad was initially unveiled back in February this year, before Mobile World Congress, in addition to a pair of two new webOS run mobile phone; the HP Pre 3 and the much smaller Veer mobile.

Hewlett-Packard first tablet arrives with the operating system acquired from the purchase of Palm, along 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.

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.

The webOS on the TouchPad has a similar look and feel to the Palm mobile phones of the past, 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 WIFI only webOS tablet will be available PC World, Curry’s, Amazon, Argos, Comet and Carphone Warehouse at the 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.