Yesterday we mentioned the $50 rebate for the US on the new HP TouchPad which launches in the US tomorrow. Now HP have said the UK launch date is July 15th.
Here is the press release:
London, June 29th: The wait is nearly over! An on-sale date of July 15th has been confirmed for the amazing HP TouchPad powered by webOS.
Available from HP.com as well as a range of popular high-street retailers including PC World, Curry’s, Amazon, Argos, Comet, & Carphone Warehouse, the HP TouchPad WiFi version will retail at £399 for the 16gb and £479 for the 32gb .
“We’re really excited to be bringing the HP TouchPad to UK consumers,” says Paul Hunter, Vice President, HP Personal Systems Group (PSG) UK&I. “It really is a fantastic device, combining cutting edge hardware with a world class leading operating system. HP is taking the user experience to a new level. Just Type, True multi tasking, HP Synergy and Touch to Share, combine to make an experience that works the way you do. And the TouchPad is just the start. Expect to see more HP products powered by webOS in the very near future.”
The HP TouchPad works like no other tablet. You can seamlessly move back and forth between apps without losing your place; see related activities grouped together automatically helping you to stay organized; enjoy quality entertainment on the go with built in Beats AudioTM sound system and enjoy a more immersive web experience with full support for Adobe® Flash® Player.6,7
The webOS platform is also launching in the UK with some exciting, exclusive content from partners including The Guardian, LastFM, Warner Bros and Sky News to name but a few. HP is working closely with development partners to make publishing for the platform as easy as possible and consumers can expect to see the launch of many more UK-centric webOS applications optimized for the TouchPad over the coming days and weeks.