HP to announce TouchPad for Aussies on July 26 | webOS Nation

HP to announce TouchPad for Aussies on July 26

by Derek Kessler Wed, 20 Jul 2011 9:55 am EDT

Grab your kangaroos and didgeridoos, folks, the HP TouchPad is going Down Under! According to reports out of Australia, HP has sent out invitations to the Aussie tech media inviting them to an event next Tuesday where the tech giant will “celebrate technology that works like nothing else.”

Works like nothing else,” eh? That sounds familiar. Yeah, we’d say it’s a safe bet that this is indeed the TouchPad coming to Australia, even if HP was notably mum in their announcement about what the technology is to be. This will mark webOS’ first appearance in Australia (certainly a welcome one to Aussie and WebOS Internals chief Rod Whitby), in fact it’s the first time a Palm or webOS product has landed on Oz’s shores in a very long time.

With the TouchPad currently available in the United States, Canada, UK, France, and Germany, it was only a matter of time before HP started knocking off the other locales on their list of launch countries. Still to go: Italy, Spain, Hong Kong, Singapore, and New Zealand (which we suspect will get wrapped in with the Australia launch). And, you know, the rest of the world. Pricing and the actual release date for Australia, that we don't know yet. But we imagine that might be something to be discussed on the 26th...