HP’s TouchPad tablet will hit US stores on July 1

New York – Hewlett-Packard (HP) says its TouchPad tablet will make its debut in the US on July 1 in two versions for $500 (R3 372) and $600.

It’s the first tablet that uses the webOS operating system, which HP bought along with Palm last year for $1.8 billion.

HP has previously made tablets based on Windows, but webOS is a cellphone operating system, making the TouchPad more like the iPad than a PC.

The price of the TouchPad also matches that of the iPad.

The two versions come with 16 gigabytes and 32 gigabytes of memory and connect to the internet only with Wi-Fi.

HP says AT&T will sell TouchPads that work on its wireless network later this year.


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