While some of the most expected tablet devices like the Galaxy Pad from Samsung or the PlayBook from Research in Motion have already been launched while many more are on the verge of making their debut, Hewlett Packard, one of the most prominent names in the world of computers, continues to drag its feet when it comes to actually producing a tablet for the mass market. And it’s only spy pictures and leaked images that’s coming our way even after months of efforts to produce a viable tablet device.
Also, it’s well known how HP tried out almost every other operating system starting out with the Windows 7 before letting it known that’s the WebOS that they will have in their upcoming tablet. Of course they also tried out the Android in between, though that seems to have been relegated to a tablet that would come bundled with their upcoming Zeus printer model. A Windows 7 based tablet for the masses had been ruled out as the company stated they would be making the tablet primarily for the enterprise sector.
And perhaps to remind you the Slate is still alive (with the tablet segment witnessing some back-to-back high profile launches) here are some images that surfaced, rekindling fond memories of the HP Slate that many expected to be an opponent to the iPad.
The Slate continues to don the same look, which means the same old diamond pattern at the rear that also accommodates the integrated camera. The Slate runs the full version of Windows 7 that enables one to make the best use of the innumarable apps available throughout the web. The touch sensitive screen measures 8.9 inches and comes with a resolution of 1,024 x 600 pixels. However, the good thing is, the Slate is almost ready and might be seen on store shelves by November.
Meanwhile, HP did mention their WebOS powered tablet will be ready for an early 2011 launch. This was revealed by none other than HP’s executive vice president, Todd Bradley who stated they will have “a WebOS-powered PalmPad that will be set for release in early 2011.” Hopefully, the tablet is ready by the time of CES 2011.