HP has announced the official launch date for its upcoming TouchPad tablet. The product will be available for purchase in the United States on July 1. Launches will follow in the UK, France, and Germany during the first week of July. Broader international availability will occur later this year.
HP has also announced some of the retailers who will carry the product in the United States, including Best Buy, Staples, Office Depot, and Amazon. The retail price will be $499.99 for a 16GB model and $599.99 for a 32GB model. The initial launch configurations will be WiFi only, but HP says that a 3G-enabled model will be released later in the summer on AT&T's network.
HP will be taking preorders starting June 19. The company has set up a promo site with some additional details.