HP TouchPad to have July 17 release date?

Could HP’s long-awaited webOS tablet finally be landing next month?

We’ve been impressed by HP’s TouchPad ever since we got our hands on one, but with the iPad 2 release along with the emergence of a cascade of Android-powered slates, it’s safe to say that the TouchPad’s glitz has become noticeably dulled. New rumours of a July 17 release date (at least for the US), however, have stoked the flames of gadget lust once again. A search for the TouchPad on Amazon offers an advertisement which plainly reveals the tablet’s release date. Of course, there’s nothing to say that this is any more than an educated guess on behalf of the retail giant, but here's hoping.