HP TouchPad available for pre-order at Best Buy Canada

Consumers can visit any Best Buy store or Bestbuy.ca to pre-order the new HP TouchPad

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.

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SOURCE Best Buy Canada

For further information:

Danielle Jang
Communications Manager
Best Buy Canada
604-412-1880
danjang@bestbuycanada.ca

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bbycanadadeals
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BestBuyCanada

For Quebec:   Patrick Lavoie
  Best Buy Canada
  514-290-5571
  plavoie@bestbuycanada.ca

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bbycanaubaines
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BestBuyQuébec


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