HP TouchPad Powered by webOS now in the UK

Tech company Hewlett-Packard (HP) informed Friday that customers in the UK can now buy the HP TouchPad powered by webOS.

Available direct from the online HP store and from leading high street retailers including PC World, Curry’s, Amazon, Argos, Comet, & Carphone Warehouse, the HP TouchPad Wi-Fi version will retail at GBP399 for the 16gb and GBP479 for the 32gb .

Recently, HP announced HP webOS Pivot, providing users an entertaining and informative editorial resource for discovering webOS 3.0 applications for the HP TouchPad, which launched July 1. (Read: HP to Offer webOS Pivot for HP TouchPad)

A slew of apps are coming for the new HP TouchPad. Close on the heels of WeatherBug app for the Wi-Fi version of HP TouchPad, the first HP webOS tablet, USA TODAY, a multi-platform news and information company, has announced that USA TODAY is now available on HP TouchPad. (Read: USA TODAY HP webOS App for HP TouchPad)

“We’re really excited to be launching the HP TouchPad to UK consumers,” says Paul Hunter, VP, 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, the company also kicked off an 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.

Photo courtesy: HP

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