HP TouchPad webOS Tablet Available Earlier Than Anticipated? April Instead of Summer 2011

When we first learned about HP’s webOS (Palm) based TouchPad tablet a few weeks ago, we did not have a price or firm release date. The soft availability date was sometime this summer.

HP Palm TouchPad: Dual-core, Webcam, webOS, Inductive Charging – No Price

DigiTimes reports an availability date quite a bit before summer 2011, however.

HP to start selling WebOS 3.0-based TouchPad in April

Does a webOS tablet stand a chance against Apple’s iPad and the coming deluge of Android OS 3.0 based tablets? And, what about RIM’s QNX based PlayBook? As for Microsoft’s Windows 7 as a tablet platform? Hmm.