HP's TouchPad may not have quite lived up to our lofty expectations, but that's not stopping the world's first webOS tablet from going global. UK availability for HP's 9.7-incher has been revealed as coming on July 15th with all the usual suspects taking part: Carphone Warehouse, PC World, Argos, Amazon, and, of course, HP.com. Pricing is set at £399 ($660) for the 16GB WiFi-only model or £479 ($790) for the 32GB-carrying variant. HP has also managed to get a few content partners on board for this launch, with "exciting, exclusive" material coming in from The Guardian, LastFM, Warner Bros, and Sky News. Full PR after the break.
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It's here! UK launch date confirmed for HP TouchPad with webOS

On-sale date of July 15th available from HP Online Shop and high-street retailers

London, June 29th: The wait is nearly over! An on-sale date of July 15th has been confirmed for the amazing HP TouchPad powered by webOS.

Available from HP.com as well as a range of popular 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 .

"We're really excited to be bringing the HP TouchPad to UK consumers," says Paul Hunter, Vice President, HP Personal Systems Group (PSG) UK&I. "It really is a fantastic device, combining cutting edge hardware with a world class leading operating system. HP is taking the user experience to a new level. Just Type, True multi tasking, HP Synergy and Touch to Share, combine to make an experience that works the way you do. And the TouchPad is just the start. Expect to see more HP products powered by webOS in the very near future."

The HP TouchPad works like no other tablet. You can seamlessly move back and forth between apps without losing your place; see related activities grouped together automatically helping you to stay organized; enjoy quality entertainment on the go with built in Beats AudioTM sound system and enjoy a more immersive web experience with full support for Adobe® Flash® Player.6,7

The webOS platform is also launching in the UK with some exciting, exclusive content from partners including The Guardian, LastFM, Warner Bros and Sky News to name but a few. HP is working closely with development partners to make publishing for the platform as easy as possible and consumers can expect to see the launch of many more UK-centric webOS applications optimized for the TouchPad over the coming days and weeks.

For more information on the HP TouchPad please visit hp.co.uk/touchpad.

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HP TouchPad going on sale in UK on July 15th starting at £399