TouchPad set for a June release, priced from $499; 7-inch coming in September?
HP was and has remained mum on the pricing and release timeframe (planned for "summer") for their TouchPad tablet, but we’ve got a few more details on that matter. A major US retailer is getting their employees ready for a year's worth of tablets and in that vein, they believe that HP is currently targeting a June release for the 10-inch webOS tablet, with pricing set at $499 for the 16GB Wi-Fi version, and $599 for the 32GB. That pricing falls right in line with the equivalent Apple iPad models. No word on cellular-enabled versions of the TouchPad, though we would expect HP to set their pricing right in line with Apple’s as well.
Additionally, HP has a seven-inch webOS tablet (codename: Opal) in the works, apparently with a planned September release. We have no clues on pricing, but if we had to guess we’d say it would be a bit less than the 10-inch TouchPad. And thanks to the magic that is webOS 3.0 and Enyo frameworks, apps made for the bigger variety will work just fine on the smaller tablet (not to mention phone-sized devices as well).
Thanks anonymous for the tip!