HP Announces HP TouchPad Availability in Singapore
Singapore, 26 July, 2011 –HP today announced that the Wi-Fi version of the HP TouchPad willbe available in Singapore on 12 August. The HP TouchPad is thebreakthrough webOS user interface realized in the tabletexperience.(1) With its vibrant 9.7-inch diagonal flush capacitivemultitouch display, virtual keyboard, instant-on access, supportfor Adobe® Flash® Player in the browser and access to thousands ofwebOS applications,(2) the HP TouchPad works the way you do and isdesigned not just for fun but for mobile productivity.
“HP’s vision is toseamlessly connect all your worlds through the power of HP webOS.The launch of the HP TouchPad today is only the beginning of how HPwill scale with webOS across the device spectrum. You will discoverthat the HP TouchPad simply works the way you do for both personaland professional use. The platform has unmatched features andflexibility that works like nothing else,” said Serena Yong,general manager for HP Personal Systems Group, Singapore.
The HP TouchPad will beavailable from retailers, commercial resellers and direct from HPwith the option of either 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage(3) ata recommended retail pricing of S$699 and S$799, respectively.There will be a special promotion in conjunction with National Day.For the month of August, the HP TouchPad with 16 GB of storage willcome with a HP TouchPad Case. The HP TouchPad with 32 GB of storagewill come with a HP TouchPad Case and the HP TouchPad WirelessKeyboard. Pre-orders will be available in the online store andparticipating retailers from 27 July to 11 August. Visitwww.hp.com.sg/touchpaddeals or call the hotline at 1800-278-0182from 27 July onwards.
HP TouchPad works the way you do
The HP TouchPad user interface is a visual representation of yourworkspace, so you can manage your workflow in a naturally intuitiveway that’s easy and fun. The power of webOS next-level multitaskinglets you have multiple applications running at the same time. (5)WebOS shows you your activities in the form of cards, not a sea ofapplication icons on numerous home screens.
This helps you do all the things you want to do, all at once, soyou can listen to music, update your status on Facebook, read emailand chat on IM at the same time.(4,5) As you launch new activities,webOS will automatically group related cards – for example, anemail and an associated web page – together in a card stack, so youcan easily track all related items together.(6)
The HP TouchPad also features HP Synergy, which keeps yourcontacts, calendars, messages, photos, and email automaticallysynced from sources like Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Yahoo!, Skype,and Microsoft Exchange. The HP TouchPad also offers easy access toinstant messaging, videos and video calling,(6) making yourcommunications simpler, richer and in your control. Connected photoalbums make it easy to share and view your pictures directly frompopular services such as Facebook, Snapfish and Photobucket. Itworks seamlessly with the HP TouchPad’s user interface for anatural and efficient experience.
Around the house or on the go
The HP TouchPad offers a great internet experience around the houseor on the go, so you can manage your busy life, be productivewherever you are and stay connected with work, friends, family andsocial networks. It keeps you connected anywhere there’s Wi-Fi foreasy access to the web.(1)
At home, whether you’re watching TV, relaxing on the sofa, at thekitchen table or in bed, you can check in with friends, surf theweb or play games.(1,3) The HP TouchPad music app lets you transferand play songs from your personal music collection,(7) with amazingsound quality by Beats Audio™. With the Just Type feature, you canstart an email, create a message, update your status, search yourfavorite websites – all before you’ve even opened an application.(1)
Whether your thing is Facebook, Twitter, IM, video calling oremail, the HP TouchPad brings it all together with thousands ofavailable webOS applications and the convenience and power of HPSynergy for integrated contacts and calendar to keep your busy lifeon track.(6)
It’s great for road trips, on a plane, while commuting, in publicplaces, while visiting friends and on vacation. It’s easy to pack,and posting vacation photos is a snap.(1)
When productivity is key, the HP TouchPad makes an excellentcompanion. You can read and write email, view your work andpersonal inboxes together, or easily toggle between them. Thevirtual full QWERTY keyboard includes a number row, which reduceskeyboard switching, making typing easy and fast.
Integrated messaging conveniently combines all your text messages,picture messages and IM conversations with one person into a singleview, and you can connect through Google Talk, AIM and Yahoo!Messenger.(4) The HP TouchPad powers on instantly and brings youback to exactly where you left off, whether you were in the middleof composing an email, playing a game or browsing a web page. (1) With webOS multitasking, it’s like you never left.
With its 1.3-megapixel front-facing webcam, the HP TouchPad offersvideo calling capability.(1) It’s also compatible with HP’sindustry-leading printing solutions, so you can wirelessly printdocuments, photos and emails to compatible wireless and networkedHP printers.(8)
The HP TouchPad has built-in HP Touchstone technology for easycharging, so it’s compatible out of the box with the HP Touchstonefor HP TouchPad (sold separately), and you can charge in eitherportrait or landscape mode, even without removing the HP TouchPadcase (sold separately). The webOS Exhibition feature lets you runapplications designed specifically for the HP Touchstone. Set yourHP TouchPad on Touchstone and Exhibition launches automatically,showing you anything from today’s agenda to a slideshow of yourphotos.(9) Optional accessories for the HP TouchPad include the HPTouchstone Charging Dock, the HP TouchPad Wireless Keyboard and theHP TouchPad Case (sold separately).
More information about HP TouchPad, including product features andspecs, is available at www.hp.com/touchpad.
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Editor’s note: Media can access high-resolution images and video inthe HP webOS Media Library at www.hpwebos.com/mml.
Adobe, the Adobe logo, and Adobe Flash Player are registeredtrademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States andother countries. Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook,Inc. Google is a trademark of Google, Inc. Microsoft, Excel, andPowerPoint are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.Yahoo! is a registered trademark of Yahoo! Inc.
(1) Internet access within wireless coverage area only. Wi-Fiwithin range of 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi network. Some Wi-Fi hotspotsmay require fee for usage. Not all web content may be available. Email and related information required for setup andactivation.
(2) Third-party software available separately. Within wirelesscoverage area only. Requires data services at additional cost.Availability will vary by region.
(3) User-available storage subject to change based on systemsoftware and application usage.
(4) Within wireless coverage area only.
(5) Performance varies bases on actual usage.
(6) Within wireless coverage area only. Microsoft Exchange email,contacts and calendars available for ActiveSync only; requiresMicrosoft Outlook using Exchange Server 2003 with SP2, ExchangeServer 2007 or Exchange Server 2010.
(7) File formats supported: DRM-free MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR,QCELP and WAV.
(8) The webOS print solution will support all network-capable HPprinters that support PCL page description language in the localLAN. These printers include new HP ePrint-capable printers –Photosmart, Officejet and LaserJet – as well as legacy printersapproximately 5 years old or newer. ePrint requires an internetconnection to the printer. Feature works with any internet- andemail-capable device and will require a firmware upgrade. Printtimes may vary. For a list of supported documents and image types,see www.hp.com/go/ePrintCenter.
(9) Displayed preferences require user setup.
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