HP TouchPad Price Rumored at $500 in Flyer

In what appears to be a breakdown of tablet pricing and release dates that a "major US retailer" has provided its employees, the 10-inch HP TouchPad shows up for a refreshingly reasonable $500 (16GB) and $600 (32GB). Why, that's right on par with iPad 2! About time.

In fact, all of the tablets shown off on the list seem determined to compete with Apple on price. Which—given the iPad's ever-lengthening head start—is really the only to be competitive at all. [PreCentral]