HP TouchPad will launch in Ireland during first week of July

9 Jun 2011

HP will launch the Wi-Fi version of its webOS tablet, the TouchPad, the first week of July.

The release coincides with the German, French and UK release date. The tablet will arrive in the US first on 1 July.

The TouchPad will be available as a Wi-Fi-only model, with a 3G and Wi-Fi version to launch sometime later.

Users can avail of a 16GB version for €479 or a 32GB version for €579. Pre-orders can be placed on 19 June.

The tablet will have a 9.7-inch diagonal flush capacitive multitouch display, instant-on access and support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1.

The TouchPad will include a headphone jack, a front-facing camera, a micro-USB port and internal stereo speakers with Beats Audio.

It will run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-CPU 1.2-GHz processor and will use webOS 3.0 as its operating system, which offers advanced multitasking capabilities and link-sharing services with other webOS devices.

The TouchPad also has a webOS communication suite powered by HP Synergy which combines email, IM, contacts, calendar, videos and video calling. Connected photo albums can be shared directly to Facebook, Snapfish and Photobucket.

Check out our hands-on experience with the HP TouchPad for an impression of what the tablet will offer.