We recently reported that in need of an urgent reinvention HP has been developing Android devices and according to ReadWriteWeb, it wasn’t going to be a phone, but rather a tablet. Well, that seems to be just the case.
HP has now announced the HP Slate 7 tablet at the 2013 Mobile World Congress.
The 7-inch Android 4.1 Jelly Bean tablet that puts HP back in the mobile race, is receiving a lot of attention primarily because of its introductory selling price of $169 that makes it cheaper than the Google Nexus 7.
Specs include a dual-core 1.6GHz ARM Cortex-A9 chip, three megapixel rear facing camera, front-facing VGA webcam, 1024 x 600 resolution FFS+ LCD touchscreen display and 8GB of memory – expandable via microSD.
The device is also the first tablet to come with embedded Beats Audio for additional sound quality and volume.
Alberto Torres, senior vice president, Mobility Global Business Unit, HP says, “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. Our new HP Slate7 on Android represents a compelling entry point for consumer tablets.
The Slate 7, that will come in either grey or red, is expected to become available in the U.S. in April and hopefully followed shortly by other countries.