Consumers can visit any Best Buy store or Bestbuy.ca to pre-order the new
BURNABY, BC, June 20, 2011 /CNW/ - Best Buy Canada, the fastest-growing
retailer of consumer electronics, announces the pre-sale of the new HP
TouchPad tablet at Best Buy stores across Canada. This is HP's first
webOS tablet, available with the option of 16GB or 32GB of internal
storage.(1) It will be available to purchase in-store at Best Buy on July 15.
Customers that pre-order the HP TouchPad through Best Buy will receive 6X Reward Zone points.
The webOS experience:
HP TouchPad is part of a growing family of webOS devices designed to
keep people better connected. With webOS, HP TouchPad users have a
next-level multitasking experience, integrated access to their
information with HP Synergy, the ability to find information on the
device or the web using the Just Type feature, and unobtrusive
notifications.TouchPad is a productivity powerhouse that also offers
access to the cloud and entertainment, including movies, TV shows,
games, photos, books, magazines and premium audio playback with stereo
speakers and Beats Audio™ technology.More information about HP TouchPad
is available at www.hp.com/touchpad.
Key Features of the HP TouchPad:
HP's first webOS tablet - facilitates easy multi-tasking and organizing
16GB for $519.99; 32GB for $619.99
Just Type feature - start an email, message or status update without
launching an app - just start typing
HP Synergy - Sync contacts, calendars, email and photos with sources
like Facebook and Google.(3)
HP exclusive Touch to Share capability(5)
Supports Adobe® Flash Player® and HTML 5
For more details on pre-orders of the HP TouchPad, please visit www.bestbuy.ca.
About Best Buy Canada
Best Buy stores in Canada are a division of Burnaby, BC-based Best Buy
Canada Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Best Buy Co., Inc.
(NYSE: BBY). We are Canada's fastest-growing retailer and e-tailer of
consumer electronics, computers and entertainment products. With over
70 Best Buy stores across Canada, we offer a unique shopping experience
with the latest technology and entertainment products, at the right
price, with a no-pressure (non-commissioned) sales environment. Every
day our employees are committed to helping deliver technology solutions
that enable easy access to people, knowledge, ideas and fun. We are
keenly aware of our role and impact on the world, and we are committed
to developing and implementing business strategies that bring
sustainable technology solutions to our consumers and communities. For
information about Best Buy Canada, visit www.bestbuy.ca
(1) User-available storage subject to change based on system software
and application usage.
(2) Internet access within wireless coverage area only. Wi-Fi within
range of 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi network. Some Wi-Fi hotspots may require
fee for usage. Not all web content may be available. Email and related
information required for setup and activation.
(3) Within wireless coverage area only. Microsoft Exchange email,
contacts, and calendars available for ActiveSync only; requires
Microsoft Outlook using Exchange Server 2003 with SP2, Exchange Server
2007, or Exchange Server 2010.
(4) Third-party software available separately. Within wireless coverage
area only. Requires data services at additional cost. Not all apps
available on all devices.
(5) Touch to Share capabilities require TouchPad with webOS 3.0 and Pre3
(pending availability) or Veer (requires future over the air update)
with webOS 2.2 or higher. Viewing URL web page content requires data
connection via Wi-Fi or cellular connection.
The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are
the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited.
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