HP had earlier gone to town trumpeting its low cost Android tablet the Slate 7 will be launched in April. However, that does seem to the case anymore as the shipping date has now been pushed back to June. That is the date that HP is now mentioning on its website as the likely launch period for the Slate 7. Interestingly, the tablet has already paid its customary visit to the FCC though there is still some waiting to be endured in between.
As for the tablet, we all know the Slate 7 will pack in a dual core 1.6 GHz Rockchip RK3066 ARM Cortex-A9 chip, a 1 GB RAM, 8 GB of storage and a 7 inch 1024 x 768 pixel display. The tablet will run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and will also include a microSD card slot, front and rear cameras along with access to the Google Play Store. Sure the specs are not expected to turn heads around though HP is banking on a super cheap price tag of $169 to do that. Also, with such cheap tablet becoming dime a dozen these days, HP will also like to make the best of its star stature to lure in buyers. Reaching markets early is also of equal importance as such cheap devices usually have a very short life span.
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