The HP Slate was first shown off last Janauary — in Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's hands. In May after Palm was acquired by HP, we all thought that Windows 7 was getting nixed and would be replaced with Palm's mobile operating system — webOS. Guess what? The Slate is back, and it's still running Windows 7.
Most tablets coming out these days are based in a cellphone operating system such as Android, as they're designed to be used with a touchscreen. But not HP! If this video is real, it shows their upcoming Slate running Windows 7. And man, it looks awful.
It's hard not to feel a little robbed by HP's Slate. It was supposed to be the tablet computer to answer Apple's tablet toy, but turns out toys are pretty popular. Directly related or not, HP floundered in the wake of the iPad, but it's back with the Slate once more.
You weren't really thinking the iPad was the only tablet computer kicking some ass lately, did you? Just this week, HP revealed tantalizing details about its HP Slate tablet, and also this week a company called ICD introduced its powerful...