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HP Slate No More

Category: Gadgets
Posted: 12:16PM

The news is starting to trickle in, but it seems as if HP has officially killed off the Slate, the touchscreen tablet that got announced at CES this year. HP has not announced much information on why the Slate project was abandoned, but early reviews of the tablet were not in its favors. The reviews called it a slow, handicapped PC that was forced into a tablet, so that could be one reason why HP terminated the project. The Slate would have run Windows 7, which has plenty of touch-enabled features, but maybe HP's recent acquisition of Palm could turn a future tablet device into something running WebOS. The iPad runs on a version of iPhone OS, so it is possible that HP decided this was the best way for a tablet to work in the real world. Whatever the case may be, it is kind of disappointing to have an iPad rival killed off before it even saw the light of day, but that is the way the world works sometimes.

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Zertz on April 30, 2010 09:12PM
Whoa. Quite shocking considering all the hype that built around this device
bp9801 on April 30, 2010 09:38PM
Yeah, it was being lauded as the iPad killer. I almost couldn't believe the stories I was reading about it actually being axed until I found the one from PC World.

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