HP Slate: New Details Revealed for iPad Competitor
In the wake of all the news about the Apple iPad, it's easy to forget there are other tablets coming to market soon. That's partly why Hewlett-Packard has released another video detailing features of its upcoming Slate.
Previous video focused on Flash capability in the Slate, something the iPad lacks . This video goes further and points to other iPad weaknesses. One punchy shot shows the Slate accepting a USB cable connection and an SD card. The iPad doesn't allow either.
The video also dedicates time to showing the built-in camera being used for video conferencing, yet another missing feature in the iPad.
The video shows many aspects of the multitouch interface we haven't seen before. Interestingly, the video doesn't show any signs of the Windows 7 operating system. When Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer unveiled the device last January at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, it ran Windows 7. It's unclear from the video if these are Slate specific apps or if there have been changes to the operating system specifically for the Slate.
So far, there are no details about release date or price from HP, although several clues point to June as a probable release date and a price close to the $500 tag of the iPad.