- The HP TouchPad is a tablet computer which was developed and designed by Hewlett-Packard. The HP TouchPad was launched on July 1, 2011, in the United States; July 15 in Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany; and August 15 in Australia.
- The HP TouchPad was announced on February 9, 2011, at the HP webOS "Think Beyond" event held at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco alongside the HP Veer and HP Pre 3.
- Early reviews of the HP TouchPad were mixed. David Pogue of The New York Times wrote, "It works beautifully, and conveys far more information than the iPad 2. The tablet offers "real multitasking" with all open apps always running." Jason Chen of Gizmodo wrote, "After actually holding the TouchPad, I can say it's deceptively heavy. It's around the same weight as the iPad, but you'd think it would be lighter because the back is made of plastic. That said, it's not overly heavy, just heavier than you'd think by looking."
- On August 18, 2011, 49 days after the TouchPad was launched in the United States, Hewlett-Packard announced that it would discontinue all current hardware devices running webOS. Remaining TouchPad stock received substantial price reductions, and quickly sold out.
- Following Meg Whitman's appointment as new CEO of HP, in conjunction with an announcement of the company's plans to continue developing webOS as an open-source operating system, she said that the company would continue using the OS in devices, specifically resuming its use in tablets. She said this may not happen in 2012, but will probably take place in 2013.
- Codename: HP Tenderloin
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- Wifi Model: HSTNH-I29C
- 3g Model: HSTNH-I30C
|3.0.0||Wifi||Jul. 1, 2011|
|3.0.2||Wifi||Aug. 1, 2011|
|3.0.4||Wifi||Oct. 18, 2011|
|3.0.5||Wifi||Jan. 12, 2012||Latest Wifi Rom|
|3.0.2 (66)||3g||Sep. 23, 2011|
|3.0.2 (74)||3g||Oct. 10, 2011|
|3.0.4||3g||Oct. 18, 2011|
|3.0.4 (78)||3g||Nov. 15, 2011|
|3.0.5||3g||Jan. 12, 2012||Latest 3g Rom|
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