It’s looking like the HP TouchPad and HP Pre 3 aren’t too far away from release. Back at the Think Beyond event in February, the devices were promised to appear this “summer,” and since then, a more specific time frame has been laid out. According to multiple statements made by HP CEO Leo Apotheker, the HP TouchPad should show up in June.
The HP Pre 3 is a bit more of a mystery, with no hard-and-fast leads about its availability dates, as of yet. However, when asked about the Pre 3’s forthcoming launch date, HP VP of developer relations Richard Kerris (who owns a Pre 3, by the way), said it’s TouchPad and then the Pre 3. With Touch-to-Share being one of the core features on the TouchPad, we’d have expected to see the Pre 3 show up sooner than the webOS-powered tablet.
In any case, June’s only 21 days away, so if your patience has already been sufficiently tested waiting on the arrival of either of these devices, now is the time to start crossing fingers and buying rabbits’ feet.