The HP TouchPad, the company’s first webOS-based tablet, is already available in North America and in some European markets. So it’s expected that it will slowly make its way to other territories. After all, one of HP’s key strengths is distribution, so it may as well sell the TouchPad in as many countries as it can.
One place that hasn’t yet seen an official release of HP’s tablet is Australia. However, that will change on August 15, when the TouchPad will become available over there.
It won’t be cheap. The 16 GB model will retail for $599, and the 32 GB version will be $699. Both these tablets will be Wi-Fi-only, so they will come without any 3G connectivity.
More webOS devices will be launched in Australia in the future, according to Anthony McMahon, HP’s VP for the Asia Pacific region.
Let’s hope that the HP TouchPad will also make its way to other countries. If HP wants to sell many of these tablets, then it should make sure that happens soon.