HP shows its Win7 slate some love (for today, anyway)

In case you missed the first 20,000 articles chronicling the rise and fall? of HP’s Windows 7 slate, here is the latest skinny. According to this post by CNet News, which mostly focuses on HP’s excellent performance in the previous quarter, Personal Systems Group VP Tom Bradley made an interesting comment about the different flavors of upcoming HP slates:

You’ll see us with a Microsoft product out in the near future and a WebOS-based product in early 2011.

Although HP had previously hinted that the two types of slates could co-exist, this is the most definitive statement from the company thus far.

HP’s two-pronged strategy here is an interesting one. It will allow the firm to gauge whether customers respond better to the Windows 7 OS that they know and love, or to the relatively unknown webOS, which might be better suited to slate devices.

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    • Sahrin
    • 10 years ago

    I guess what’s most disappointing about this hole affair is that it took HP 4 months to realize people were ecstatic/furious about this product when HP announced then cancelled it. Apple would’ve released the product and a re-branded version to sell to the early adopters in the time it took HP to cancel and then re-announce the Slate.

    • Kent_dieGo
    • 10 years ago

    No one is going to buy it unless it has Win 7. WebOS? What is the point?

    • jstern
    • 10 years ago

    I remember when the HP Slate was 1st introduced, everyone hated it. Then a few weeks later the iPad was introduced and suddenly the HP Slate became this amazing device. And then everyone hated it again.

      • blastdoor
      • 10 years ago

      Heh… It’s funny because it’s true

    • blastdoor
    • 10 years ago

    Hmm… Not a good sign for webos. If hp can’t make an unambiguous commitment to webos, why should customers?

    • derFunkenstein
    • 10 years ago

    You sure it’s not just going to be running Win CE of some sort? That would be my guess.

    • 5150
    • 10 years ago

    Sigh. Wake me when Tablets are less than $1 / MHz.

      • BiffStroganoffsky
      • 10 years ago

      Careful, we might just use a cattle-prod to do that just for the fun of it.

      • NeelyCam
      • 10 years ago

      Wake up, and smell the iPad.

      • jdaven
      • 10 years ago

      Since the ipad runs at 1000 MHz and the price is $499, WAKE UP!!!

        • NeelyCam
        • 10 years ago

        *removing dumb comments*

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