Perhaps we won't have to wait until summer, after all?
It’s been a few weeks since HP revealed the TouchPad, a 9.7-inch tablet packing WebOS 3.0. Though pricing and availability were not elaborated upon, the company whipped people into a frenzy talking up the tablet and its new version of Palm’s WebOS platform. However, today we learn that the HP TouchPad could come as soon as April.
According to Digitimes, HP is planning an April launch for the 9.7-inch device with shipment deliveries hitting sometime at the end of next month. Citing sources from HP's upstream component partners, DT reports that HP is aiming to ship between 45 and 48 million notebooks and tablets in 2011. Subtracting HP's notebook shipment forecast, it would appear as though HP is projecting 4-5 million units shipped for the TouchPad series.
Still no word on pricing but we’re sure it’ll be in or around the $400-500 mark that’s fast becoming par for the course in the tablet world (barring the Motorola Xoom of course).