TouchPad heads to UK on July 15, starts at £399 [Update: Shipping Now!] 18
Head’s up England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland: The HP TouchPad cometh. You’ve got just over two weeks ten days before the inagural webOS tablet lands, as it’s due in the British Isles on July 15. The tablet will be priced at £399 for the 16GB version, while 32GB will cost £479. Accessory-wise, the power adapter is priced at £29.00, the case at £39.00, the Bluetooth keyboard is £59.00, and the Touchstone charger costs £69.00.
Preorders are open now on HP.com, though the tablet will be available from Amazon, Carphone Warehouse, PC World, and Argos as well – there’s HP scale at work. Now all they have to do is flex that scale to pump out the next update to webOS 3.0 and bring some more app developers on board. Press release after the break.
Update: According to TouchPad Talk in the UK, any orders that had been placed for pre-order to be shipped by July 15th have already received confirmation emails that the devices are on their way right now, ten days ahead of schedule! If you've been waiting anxiously in the UK for your device to arrive, your wait won't be too much longer now. Click the source link below to see a screenshot with confirmation and the source link to read more about the shipment details.
It's here! UK launch date confirmed for HP TouchPad with webOS
On-sale date of July 15th available from HP Online Shop and high-street retailers
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
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.
For more information on the HP TouchPad please visit hp.co.uk/touchpad.