The Wi-Fi version of HP TouchPad will be available in the United States on July 1, the company announced. And, few days later, the webOS tablet will be available in the UK, Ireland, France and Germany, in Canada in mid-July, with availability scheduled to follow later this year in Italy and Spain, as well as in Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Singapore.
HP TouchPad will be available from U.S. retailers, commercial resellers and direct from HP with the option of either 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage for $499.99 and $599.99, respectively.
Preorders in North America and Europe will begin June 19.
HP also announced it'll be partnering with AT&T to introduce a connected version of HP TouchPad later this summer.
"With webOS, HP TouchPad users have a next-level multitasking experience, access to the web, premium audio playback with stereo speakers and Beats Audio technology, the ability to find information on the device or in the cloud using the Just Type feature, integrated access to their information with HP Synergy, and HP's exclusive Touch to Share capability for sharing web addresses between HP TouchPad and compatible webOS phones," HP stated.
Optional accessories for HP TouchPad include the HP Touchstone Charging Dock, the HP TouchPad Wireless Keyboard and the HP TouchPad Case (sold separately).
Sneak-peak of the HP TouchPad demo in the Blogger Studio: HP Discover: