HP TouchPad 32GB to sell for $599 at Wal-Mart?

A leak of an internal Wal-Mart document shows what the retailer plans to sell HP's first touchscreen tablet for, but doesn't say when it will go on sale.

Jon Rubinstein introduces the HP TouchPad WebOS-based tablet.
Jon Rubinstein introduces the HP TouchPad WebOS-based tablet in February. James Martin/CNET

Hewlett-Packard has said its touchscreen tablet will be available sometime this summer. But for how much, when, and where?

We might now have partial answers to those questions.

The blog Pre Central has an internal Wal-Mart document that indicates it plans to be one of the retailers that will sell the HP TouchPad. The retailer's system shows a 32GB TouchPad with Wi-Fi at a price of $599.

The document also lists accessories for the device: the Touchstone dock at $79.88, a WebOS Bluetooth keyboard for $69.88, an HP-made case for $49.88, and an AC charger for $29.88.

The $599 price point for the 32GB with Wi-Fi version makes sense. It's also exactly what the TouchPad's chief competition, Apple's 32GB iPad 2 with Wi-Fi only, goes for.

HP first introduced the tablet in February , the first major new product resulting from its purchase of Palm.

The TouchPad has a 9.7-inch touch screen, weighs 1.6 pounds, is 13.7 millimeters thick, and comes in 16GB or 32GB of storage. Inside is a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, a gyroscope, and an accelerometer.

About the author

Erica Ogg is a CNET News reporter who covers Apple, HP, Dell, and other PC makers, as well as the consumer electronics industry. She's also one of the hosts of CNET News' Daily Podcast. In her non-work life, she's a history geek, a loyal Dodgers fan, and a mac-and-cheese connoisseur.

 

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