Hewlett-Packard has learned some lessons from the TouchPad failure, seemingly. A tablet comeback, Slate 7, is now being made by the company.
The new slate would be powered by Android, as per the report. Also, the same is the first one in a planned tablet-line to have plans for HP smartphones. Different operating systems are used by different tablets.
The ElitePad tablet is already made by HP for business use. Therefore, it is being said that a Windows-8-powered consumer tablet would be no big jump. It has been informed that a few previous HP slates have also been powered by Windows.
Back in the year 2011, the iPad was taken on with the Touchscreen, but the same did not work. It is thus that the company now has a cheaper and smaller Google Nexus 7 in its thoughts.
The report uncovered that a stainless steel frame is featured by the new Slate 7 along with "soft touch" back. Besides, the tablet has a camera for video calling along with a 3-megapixel camera. Some other features are possessed by the new device, which is priced at $169. No details about promised smartphones have been released.
"To address the growing interest in tablets among consumers and businesses alike, HP will offer a range of form factors and leverage an array of operating systems", affirmed HP's Mobility Global Business Unit's senior vice president, Alberto Torres.
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