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HP's Slate 7 fails to impress

It looks as though the earlier reports were true: HP is getting back into the tablet game, and this time it's operating system of choice is Android. HP inherited the webOS operating system with its acquisition of Palm back in 2010, but did little to advance the platform in the face of stiff competition from Android and iOS.
 
Unfortunately, for those looking to once again give HP a chance in the tablet game, the specs for the new Slate 7 are very underwhelming -- even for its relatively low starting price of $169.
 
The Slate 7 comes with a dual-core, 1.6GHz Cortex A9 ARM processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage space (expandable via microSD), and a 1024x600 display. Other lackluster specs include Bluetooth 2.1, a front-facing VGA camera, and a 3MP shooter on the back. The device runs a stock version of Android 4.1.
 
The Slate 7 does include Beats Audio onboard and HP's ePrint functionality, but that's likely not enough to sway consumers from competitive offerings like the Google Nexus 7.


 

"To address the growing interest in tablets among consumers and businesses alike, HP will offer a range of form factors and leverage an array of operating systems," said Alberto Torres, senior vice president, Mobility Global Business Unit, HP. "Our new HP Slate on Android represents a compelling entry point for consumer tablets."

The Slate 7 will launch in the United States this April.

Source: HP



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RE: Don't get it
By Omega215D on 2/25/2013 2:46:07 PM , Rating: 2
They did... it was Palm's WebOS and their Pre. HP could've expanded that and be quite competitive. Instead they just dumped whatever they felt like dumping.


RE: Don't get it
By retrospooty on 2/25/2013 4:29:03 PM , Rating: 3
Yup... Another famous HP blunder. Pay over 1 billion dollars for Palm and its WEbOS, then put in zero resources and not enough time to do anything then call it quits on what could easily have been the best mobile OS ever. Its like Drafting RG3 and then sitting him on the bench for a year, then trading him away. WTF wass the point again?

If only WebOS had another 2 years to "polish" it up like IOS and Android, it would be the best OS on the market for the UI and task switching alone.


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