Future Shop Ltd.

Future Shop Ltd.

June 20, 2011 07:03 ET

Future Shop Now Accepting Pre-Orders for HP TouchPad

HP's first webOS tablet available July 15, 2011 at all Future Shop stores and Futureshop.ca

BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 20, 2011) - Future Shop, Canada's largest retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics, is now accepting pre-orders for the HP TouchPad at all 146 Future Shop locations and online at www.futureshop.ca. HP's first webOS tablet is available in Canada through Future Shop and Futureshop.ca on Friday, July 15, 2011. The HP TouchPad will be available with 16 GB and 32 GB of internal storage(1) for $519.99 and $619.99, respectively.

HP TouchPad is part of a growing family of webOS devices designed to keep people better connected.(2) 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.(3) 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.(4) More information about HP TouchPad is available at www.hp.com/touchpad.

The HP TouchPad joins Future Shop's rapidly growing tablet selection in-store and online. Future Shop's store displays and online experience of tablets are designed to help Canadians learn about each one and compare the entire assortment – including accessories – as they launch.

For more information, visit www.futureshop.ca.

About Future Shop

With 146 stores across the country and the nation's premier web store (www.futureshop.ca), Burnaby, BC-based Future Shop is Canada's largest retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics. The company employs more than 10,000 technology enthusiasts, has enabled its website, Futureshop.ca, to deliver unparalleled content about the products it sells. Futureshop.ca also hosts an online community forum and tech blog called Tech Yeah for technology beginners and tech-savvy experts to exchange ideas, reviews, tips and other consumer electronics information (www.futureshop.ca/techyeah). As a proud corporate citizen, Future Shop has developed solutions to recycle used electronics and is committed to employee volunteerism and supporting non-profit organizations dedicated to transforming local youth into Future Leaders (see www.futureshop.ca/futuregeneration).

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(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.

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