HP blew a few billion dollars on Palm and WebOS but is back in the tablet business, this time starting at the low end. Martin James in Mobot:
Let’s call a spade a spade. Should that claimed $169 price tag (hopefully around £130) actually materialise, the Slate 7 will be a solid, uncomplicated effort at a good price from one of the best-known tech companies on the planet.
What does $169 get you? Five hours battery life, 1,024×600 TFT screen, Android OS, 8GB storage, 3MP rear camera, VGA camera in front, microSD slot.
Clearly the specifications are the worst of all in the tablet industry so why is HP doing this? HP senior VP Alberto Torres:
HP is the number one PC manufacturer in the world, and we want to be the number one computer vendor in the world. That means we need to be in the tablet space.