Office Depot Announces Pre-Sale HP TouchPad Tablet

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-(BUSINESS WIRE)–Office Depot (NYSE: ODP), celebrating 25 years as a leading global provider of office supplies and services, today announced pre-sale availability of the HP TouchPad tablet. Customers can pre-order the TouchPad today by visiting Pre-ordered items will start shipping directly to customers on July 1. The HP TouchPad is available in 16GB ($499) and 32GB ($599) models.(1)

“Office Depot is thrilled to provide our customers the opportunity to get their hands on the new HP TouchPad tablet”

With its vibrant 9.7-inch multi-touch display, virtual keyboard, support for Adobe® Flash® Player 10.3 beta, and access to thousands of HP webOS applications, the HP TouchPad is designed not just for fun, but for mobile productivity.

The HP TouchPad user interface is a visual representation of your workspace, so you can manage your workflow in a naturally intuitive way that’s simple and fun. The power of HP webOS next-level multitasking lets you have multiple applications running at the same time. HP webOS shows you your activities in the form of cards, not a sea of application icons on numerous home screens. This helps you do all the things you want to do, all at once, so you can listen to music, update your status on Facebook®, read email and chat on IM at the same time.

Additionally, with Just Type you can start an email, create a message, update your social status, search your favorite websites – all before you’ve even opened an application. Whenever you want to do something on your TouchPad, Just Type.

With its 1.3-megapixel front-facing webcam, TouchPad also offers video calling capability. It’s also compatible with HP’s industry-leading printing solutions, so you can wirelessly print documents, photos and emails to compatible wireless and networked HP printers.

With the HP Synergy feature, you simply have to sign in to your Facebook®, Google®, Microsoft® Exchange, LinkedIn and Yahoo!® accounts and your contacts, calendar and email automatically populates your TouchPad.

“Office Depot is thrilled to provide our customers the opportunity to get their hands on the new HP TouchPad tablet,” said Randy Wick, Vice President of Technology Merchandising for Office Depot. “This is a new kind of tablet that provides a world-class experience when it comes to work, play and so much more. Office Depot will also have a wide assortment of HP TouchPad accessories available at launch so customers can personalize and protect their new investment.”

HP TouchPad features and specs

HP webOS

Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-CPU APQ8060 1.2-GHz processor

9.7-inch diagonal XGA capacitive, multi-touch screen with a vibrant, 18-bit color, 1,024 x 768 resolution display

The option of either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage

High-performance browser with full access to the web, including support for Adobe Flash Player 10.3 for access to rich, Flash-based web content

Wireless connectivity:

Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n with WPA, WPA2, WEP, 802.1X authentication

Bluetooth® wireless technology 2.1 + EDR with A2DP stereo Bluetooth support

Multimedia options, including music, photos, and a 3.5 mm headset/headphone/microphone jack

Internal stereo speakers and Beats Audio™

Front-facing 1.3-megapixel webcam for live video calling

Email, including EAS (for access to corporate Microsoft Exchange servers) and personal email support (Gmail, Yahoo!, POP3, IMAP)

Robust messaging support

Light sensor, accelerometer, compass (magnetometer) and gyroscope

Rechargeable 6,300 mAh (typical) battery

Micro-USB (Charging and PC Connect) with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed

Built-in HP Touchstone technology for easy wireless charging (HP Touchstone Charging Dock sold separately) and HP Touch to Share to share websites between TouchPad and compatible webOS phones(2)

Dimensions: 190 mm x 242 mm x 13.7 mm (7.48 inches x 9.53 inches x .54 inches)

Weight: approximately 740 g (1.6 pounds)

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