Manufacturer: HP TouchPad To Get 7-Inch Counterpart In August

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Is There A European Tech Incubator Bubble?

It looks like a 9.7-inch WiFi-only TouchPad and a 3G/Wi-Fi TouchPad aren’t quite enough for HP, as rumors suggest that the company may be building a 7-inch model of the TouchPad to be released in August. This should come as pretty good news to those of you who, like myself, prefer a smaller, more portable tablet.

The news came straight out of Taiwan’s own Taiwan Economic News, which reported that an Inventec employee claims that HP ordered somewhere between 400,000 and 450,000 tablets per month from Inventec. The source says that within that order is a 7-inch TouchPad, which the Taiwanese newspaper believes will launch in August.

We’d hope that since a Wi-Fi-only model and 3G/Wi-Fi model have already been covered by HP, this yet-to-be-announced slate will pack 4G capabilities. Of course, if August is in fact the 7-incher’s birthday then that very well may be too soon to pack in 4G capabilities.

[via BGR]