Carphone Warehouse has just put up it’s pre-order page for the HP TouchPad. The semi-skimmed 16GB version of HP’s webOS 3.0 slate is going for £399 whereas the full fat 32GB-er is available to pre-order for £479.
All deliveries are free, with orders expected to be shipping in ‘mid June’ – nothing more concrete than that yet, datewise.
The HP TouchPad boasts a 9.7-inch touchscreen – same as the iPad – twin stereo speakers, a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon chip and HP’s genius ‘Touch 2 Share’ technology – the very cool NFC-style feature that allows you to share site links and photos simply by tapping a Pre 3 to the TouchPad.
There’s also full Flash-compatible web browsing, music syncing and the trademark webOS ‘deck of cards’ interface.
We’re sold on the idea of getting a Pre 3 and a TouchPad based on this alone – we love the idea that you can start reading a blog post or article on your phone, tap it to your TouchPad when you get in and carry on reading or watching on the bigger screen.