HP Announces TouchPad 4G for AT&T
Coming less than two full weeks after the wi-fi version hit store shelves, HP and AT&T have officially announced the TouchPad 4G for AT&T.
In an announcement made via their (still) Palm-Branded blog, HP has moved swiftly in announcing the next iteration of TouchPad. Much like the Veer 4G that I reviewed last month, this is not a "true" 4G device in the LTE sense of the word; it will unsurprisingly stick to existing AT&T HSPA+ radio and network technology. The TouchPad 4G will only be offered in a 32Gb storage configuration and is receiving a nice spec bump in the form of a 1.5Ghz dual-core CPU. Also mirroring the differences between wi-fi and 3G iPads, the TouchPad 4G will also have native GPS functionality due to its integrated chipset.
No word as of yet on official pricing or availability but availability sometime in August would likely be a safe estimate. Since HP is currently meeting Apple at all of their respective price points, a $729 price would appear logical, since that's what the going rate is for an AT&T or Verizon iPad 2 32Gb.