Speaking at HP’s Summit Press event, CEO Leo Apotheker has confirmed that the HP TouchPad will be launching in June, as we already anticipated. Unfortunately he didn’t confirm any further details, but this does mean that HP’s new tablet will be launching several months after the Apple iPad 2, the Motorola Xoom and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.

He also answered some audience questions about HP’s plans to implement their WebOS into the PC and Notebook market, and confirmed that they aim to have WebOS on PCs and Notebooks in a Beta form by the end of 2011, saying “There will be a beta version for webOS running on a browser on PCs available at the end of the year and you’ll see us putting webOS on that technology on PCs, on Windows PCs I should add, starting from that point onwards and we hope to read 100 million devices a year”. Despite WebOS being a separate platform, HP plan to implement it within Windows as a browser, not as a Dual-Booting OS as we initially thought.

It doesn’t look like HP will be stopping at PCs though, HP’s CEO spoke of implementing similar WebOS technology into their printers, TouchPads and Smartphones. Perhaps that’s how HP plan on reaching 100 million devices with WebOS, by going multi-platform and including peripherals as well. Smart move, HP, smart move.

Via: PreCentral