HP TouchPad Powered by webOS now Available From HP Store and Leading Retailers

Thursday, July 14, 2011

BRACKNELL, England and LONDON, July 15, 2011 -


From today, customers in the UK can buy the amazing HP TouchPad
powered by webOS.

Available direct from the HP store ( href="www.hp.co.uk/touchpad">HP.co.uk/touchpad) and from
leading high street retailers including PC World, Curry’s, Amazon,
Argos, Comet, & Carphone Warehouse, the HP TouchPad WiFi
version will retail at £399 for the 16gb  and £479 for the
32gb .

Combining cutting edge hardware with a world-class operating
system, the HP TouchPad powered by webOS takes the user experience
to a new level.  Just Type, True multi tasking, HP Synergy,
Beats Audio, full support for Adobe® Flash® Player.6,7 and Touch
to Share combine to make an experience that works the way you

The HP TouchPad has already caused quite a stir with the media.
The Guardian said “don’tbe surprised if this turns into a
big seller in the coming months”
while the Daily Telegraph
called it “…a real breath of fresh air.London paper the
Evening Standard believes that it’s “…a tablet computer that
could give Apple’s iPad a run for its money.

“We’re really excited to be launching the HP TouchPad to UK
consumers,” says Paul Hunter, Vice President, HP Personal Systems
Group (PSG) UK&I. “This is our first tablet device powered by
webOS and initial feedback from the media and consumers has been
very positive. HP has an aggressive plan to bring the webOS
operating system to millions of devices over the coming months, and
the HP TouchPad is an important first step.”

To ensure the TouchPad receives maximum exposure on launch,
today also sees the kick off of an intensive advertising campaign
taking in TV, print, online and OOH. Celebrities confirmed to
appear in HP TouchPad advertising include comedian Russell Brand,
WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao and Lea Michele, star of
hit TV show Glee.

To download an image of Paloma Faith with a TouchPad at the
recent launch event please click here

     (Photo:  href="www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20110715/468814">www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20110715/468814 )

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For more information on the HP TouchPad please visit hp.co.uk/touchpad. To speak to someone about a product demonstration or review unit please contact the HP PSG UK PR team on +44(0)203-047-2136 or email samantha.woodman at edelman.com

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