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Regional retailers join the TouchPad Party

by Tim Stiffler-Dean Mon, 18 Jul 2011 7:09 pm EDT

As retail stores go, there are a whole lot more players than the few dozen major chains that find themselves regularly visited around the world. HP knows that consumers like you don't limit your shopping to places like BestBuy, Wal-Mart and Carphone Warehouse; Sometimes you want to go to the retail store that is unique to your community or region, out of convenience or to support your local economy, and especially so if they offer bundle deals or discounts that the other big players cannot. In the same way that HP is getting the TouchPad a presence on nearly every online sales portal frequented by the public, they are now making a push to regional retail stores as well, such as the family owned P.C. Richard & Son stores in New York or Micro Center from Cincinnati.

It's a show of HP's scale as they push the device out to more retail locations than most of their competitors are able to, and with this being the first business day of the hard-launch for the HP TouchPad that they told us about last week, we'll expect that more locations will start opening up with the device and its accessories in the near future. If you've been wanting to get your hands on a TouchPad but have been waiting for it to show up at other stores first, now would be the perfect time to go to your favorite location to see what they have to offer.