Amazon has begun taking pre-orders for Hewlett Packard’s TouchPad 4G tablet.
Amazon.com has posted a new list which says that you can get a 4G tablet that has 32 gigabytes of memory built in and no contact with wireless-carrier for just $700!!
The price for this 4G version of TouchPad is $100 more than its Wi-Fi version which is a 32 gigabyte device! This is a standard difference of price for tablets between two versions!
But it is interesting to note that HP is playing well with the idea of decreasing the price of Wi-Fi only TouchPad which in turn indicates that perhaps there have been less sales than which were expected. Although, HP has not cut the price on TouchPad yet but still, it is making a generous offer of $50 off to the early buyers of TouchPad. Not only this, but HP has actually introduced a $50 HP WebOS App Catalog credit to those lucky ones who purchaser a TouchPad between its July 1 launch date and Aug. 4.
TouchPad 4G is similar to its Wi-Fi TouchPad sister who has a 9.7 inch touch screen and 1024 x 786 resolutions! The difference is that it can connect to 4G networks from AT&T and other wireless providers.
Now discussing all that, we can surely conclude that HP might be ready to roll out some more similar incentives to make sure the consumers are willing to carry the 4G TouchPad model very soon. HP has been enjoying loads of success on WebOS. It bought the smartphone maker Palm so that it could purchase WebOS in a whopping $1.2 million acquisition last year.
As a steady rival, the tech giant HP is also rumored to be striving for opportunities and looking for possibilities to license out WebOS to other hardware manufacturers. This will definitely boost its platform against other giants in the technology battlefield such as Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android. These two are also the top dominating mobile operating system in the current time.