HP has introduced the HP Slate 7. When the company launched their first tablet back in 2011, the TouchPad was running WebOS. The TouchPad ended up just taking up warehouse space and faded away over seven weeks.
The HP Slate 7 will be the company’s second attempt to break into the tablet market. Is Android the saving grace for HP? We won’t know for a while, but the tablet market is already crowed with Android devices.
HP is hoping Beats Audio will help sell this device. Users will get good sound quality and a rich audio experience with the tablet. HP is also touting their ePrint app that lets you easily print while at home or on the go. Also there is also a native print capability that enables you to print directly from within most applications.
The Slate 7 specifications:
7-inch LCD display
1.6 GHz ARM dual-core Cortex-A9 processor
Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
1 GB of RAM
3-megapixel rear-facing camera
VGA front-facing camera
8 GB of internal storage
The HP Slate 7 will cost $169 and is expected to arrive in the U.S. come April. That is a great price point to help HP get some solid tablet sales under their belt.
It is official Meg Whitman has been named the CEO of HP. HP will be holding a conference call shortly to discuss this change. There is no word yet on the future of webOS and I dont know if we should even excones any news soon. Stay tuned as this could get very interesting.
HP pulled the rug out from under WebOS yesterday leaving TouchPad buyers wondering what they are going to do with their newly acquired $500 plus dollar devices that now have no future.
To add insult to injury HP has decided to sell the remaining stock TouchPad’s for $99. Some retailers have already started selling the devices for the deeply discounted price which should officially go live tomorrow morning. Read more
AT&T is adding a new member to their line-up running the new version of webOS, the HP Veer 4G. The Veer is no bigger than a credit card, no thicker than a deck of playing cards and only weights 3.63 ounces, being the first of its kind and the smallest full-featured HP webOS smartphone on AT&T.
The HP Veer 4G will launch May 15th and priced at $99.99 with a new two year agreement or qualifying upgrade. The Veer will be available in two colors, black and white. Read more
Its been a while since we heard about the Palm Pre series. Even though it has been a while, HP is hoping you havent forgotten about them. HP announced the Palm Pre 2 is now available for pre-order on Verizon.
The Palm Pre 2 seems to be keeping the same look as the pervious the Palm Pre with some new hardware under the hood it should be to be able to keep up with the latest smartphones available. Read more