Here is even more proof of the “still kicking” status of the Slate device from Hewlett Packard. But that’s not all, for at last the long due tablet PC seems to be thriving as well. For as per the latest tablet PC news coming in, HP has included the tablet in its official site where it’s listed as ‘Slate 500.’
The specs revealed suggest a tablet with an 8.9 inch touchscreen with an 1.6 GHz Atom CPU at its core. The screen will be receptive to both finger as well as stylus inputs. And it has the Windows 7 Home Premium version for the operating system. This when some sections are eagerly awaiting the chance to finally write the obituary of the OS in the tablet PC segment. HP too has been wavering from one OS to the other so that names like Windows 7, WebOS or the Android have cropped up during different times. It wouldn’t be terribly surprising if HP comes up with a tablet based on each of the operating systems.
It is only recently that HP has sought a trademark on the term ‘PalmPad‘ indicating a tablet running WebOS from Palm being readied for launch. There also are rumors that HP might be awaiting the launch of the Android Gingerbread, the first proper Android OS for tablet like devices. And now, the Slate 500 comes out from almost nowhere. If things continue as they have been, an HP tablet with each running all the three operating system is a possibility.
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