Vice president at HP Monty Wong has reportedly confirmed that HP still plans to release its Windows 7-based Slate tablet in late October. He also confirmed that they had plans to release the Hurricane WebOS tablet in Q3 or Q4, but the Windows 7 Slate may push back the release until next year.
The CEO of HP Mark Hurd has announced a slew of WebOS Tablets, web connected Printers and Smartphones to hit the market later this year, but has stated the company has no plans for a WebOS netbook.
We may hear of decisive release dates for the HP Hurricane WebOS slate once the deal with Palm is finalized, around July 2010.
As we have reported in the past the HP Slate with Windows 7, will run $549 in its base configuration, which has a 8.9-inch 1024 x 600 capacitive multi-touch display, a 1.6GHz Atom Z530 processor with UMA graphics and an accelerator for 1080p video playback (we’re assuming it’s a Broadcom Crystal HD chip), 32GB of flash storage and 1GB of non-upgradeable RAM.
There will also be an upgraded version of the HP Slate which costs $599 with 64GB of storage, and both models will have a five-hour battery, an SDHC slot, two camera, a USB port, a SIM card slot for the optional 3G modem, and a dock connector for power, audio, and HDMI out.
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