HP TouchPad arrives in the UK

HP TouchPad arrives in the UKThe big-name tablet party is really getting into full swing now. We’ve got the iPad 2, BlackBerry PlayBook, HTC Flyer, Motorola Xoom and now the HP TouchPad.

The HP TouchPad is unique, of course, in that it runs the spanking new webOS 3.0. Yep.

You can grab an HP TouchPad in-store from the likes of PC World, Currys, Comet and The Carphone Warehouse, or online from Amazon, Play et al.

As we’ve mentioned what feels like a billion times before, HP has gone for same-as-the-iPad-2 pricing, so that’s £399.99 for the 16GB Wi-fi only model, or £479.99 for 32GB.

The TouchPad has been greeted with mixed reviews, but former Apple and Palm guy Jon Rubinstein, now head of product development and innovation for HP’s tablets, smartphones and PCs, says: “most of the issues they cite are already known to us and will be addressed in short order by over-the-air software and app catalog updates.”

HP's European boss, Eric Cador, recently submitted his entry for most cringe-worthy comment of all time, when he said: “In the tablet world we’re going to become better than number one. We call it number one plus.”

We're not entirely convinced that selling the HP TouchPad for the same price as the iPad 2 is necessarily the best way to go about achieving that lofty goal, but what the hell do we know?

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