We are getting some really interesting tablet news from the ongoing MWC event. After Samsung and Lenovo, HP has announced its new 7-inch affordable tablet called the HP Slate 7. The announcement of a tablet from HP isn’t that surprising however the operating system it runs is surprising indeed.
The HP Slate 7 is powered by Android, which makes it the first ever HP product to run the open source operating system. Also this came as a surprise as HP bought WebOS and after a failed attempt at reviving it, HP made the obsolete OS open source. Now while we were expecting another WebOS based tablet HP has announced HP Slate 7 with Android. It is worth mentioning here that the HP Slate 7 features the stock ROM of Android, which is my personal favorite.
HP Slate 7 is a low-end, low priced tablet aimed at low budget market. It only costs $169. Internally this small sized tablet features a 1.6GHz dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB flash memory. Hardware wise it isn’t impressive but considering the low price its not bad either. HP Slate 7 features a 3-megapixel rear and VGA front camera, microSD card slot, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 and more The device features stereo speakers with Beats Audio processing. The tablet is 10.8mm thick. It is capable of providing 5 hours of video playback according to HP.