HP’s Slate Device Delivers a Holistic Mobile Experience

Up to now, we’ve given you only tiny glimpses of the HP slate device coming out later this year. You saw it first in a video we released during CES and most recently in videos demoing its Web experience and Adobe Flash and Air support. We’ve also blogged about the evolution of the slate category and our history in the space.

So far, almost everything we’ve shared showcases how you’ll consume media with the device. And by media we mean all types of digital content, whether it’s a story from a major news outlet or videos and photos you’ve shot. But we also believe that media consumption is only half of the ideal mobile experience.

Think about the last time you chatted with friends over Skype on your notebook. Or uploaded a picture from your mobile phone to Facebook or Flickr. How about the last time you viewed images or video from an SD card or a USB device. We know that you expect to be able to capture and share digital content on your mobile devices. And the HP slate device excels there.

Take a look at our newest video. As you’ll see, we’re putting a lot of thought into the design to make sure we deliver an optimal mobile experience.

What did you spot in the video – and what are you looking forward to seeing next? Go on Twitter, YouTube, and our forums and tell us. In the mean time, sign up for updates on hp.com/slate.

And no post would be complete without a word from our friends at the FCC: this device has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained.

by Timbuktoo
on ‎04-05-2010 10:53 AM

Wow, check that thing out. It is crazy looking.

by DeployAdopt
on ‎04-05-2010 10:56 AM

I've become allergic to mockups, and hope that HP can move quickly to having a working product that can be reviewed.  Having owned the T-series Tablet PCs, I'm disappointed that HP (and other vendors) are now playing catch up to Apple on slate devices.

by namegoeshere
on ‎04-05-2010 10:56 AM

I am ready to buy one today, hurry up already!!!

by Joshua Blake
on ‎04-05-2010 11:01 AM

Is that a forward and backward facing camera I see? Awesome!

by slater
on ‎04-05-2010 11:34 AM

ok great job so far...now release it ASAP i want to buy it NOWWWWWWWW and less price please

by Kevin
on ‎04-05-2010 11:36 AM

Yes there is a camera on the front and back! Hopefully coming in June (according to rumors).


More Slate information at MyHPMini.com

by JasonJ
on ‎04-05-2010 11:55 AM

Three Questions:


What OS is it running? (Win7 or Win7 Phone)
Can we use a stylus with it?

Can Linux be installed on it?



Thanks in advance  - this thing totally kills the iPad now.

by Stratus41298
on ‎04-05-2010 11:58 AM
It looks neat. I'm currently saving 50 bucks here and there to buy a slate computer. When I reach 500-600 dollars, I'm going to buy the first one that most interests me. If this isn't out by then, I'll probably buy an iPad. Apple hasn't let me down yet, but i've always been a PC guy. I understand development takes a long time (especially when competing with apple), but do what it takes to get the thing out there otherwise apple will have already eaten up the specialized demographic this idea represents.
by Nathan
on ‎04-05-2010 12:29 PM

Needless to say the slate is awesome. now for the love of god someone please tell me the name of that song!

by Joe Acerbic
on ‎04-05-2010 12:34 PM

Enough with the teasers, I want to buy one! How hard can it be to stuff the innards of a tmt2 into a slate shell and start selling them?

by SY
on ‎04-05-2010 12:35 PM

will it have a dual digitizer (pen + multitouch) like the hp tx2 tablet pc's ? it SHOULD ! we need to ink and draw on this.

by Graham
on ‎04-05-2010 12:37 PM



The new slate device looks good. But so also did your first iteration of tablet computer. I bought one for product evaluation and really liked it. I tried very hard to make commercial sense of using it to deliver educational products. In the end what killed it was the premium price you charged. 


What Apple have realised - and what is probably the truly game changing nature of the iPad, is that any such tablet has to be priced low so that it becomes genuinely mass market. Please don't make the mistake of thinking that just because your device has a few more bells and whistles you can charge top dollar. You can't and you mustn't. Tablets cry out to be consumer products for the masses - not status symbols for the elite


by sid
on ‎04-05-2010 12:42 PM

Hi Guys,

I am hoping to buy this slate. I have a few simple questions.

1. Adam has a rotating camera that we can use for video calls. does this have a front facing cam?

2. Does it play 720p youtube HD video? Most of the Atom N (unlike Z) series based netbooks/MIDs are stripped down to 1024*600 (not 1280x720).


3. My friend got an iPad and we saw that wma/wmv files cannot be played by default; maybe there's an app for that. I have a couple of secured pdf text books, that I cannot open in non-adobe pdf readers of iPad. I asked him and he actually bought 2 apps, but none of them have the securtiy settings for adding .pfx files (the 1 we see in the "documents" menu of Adobe reader). Also the RAM was astonishingly low of 256MB.


4. My filnal Question is the boot up time, as windows takes time; r u providing some kind of an instant-on OS as well for quick lookups?


Appreciate the blog...


by dstrauss
on ‎04-05-2010 12:47 PM

Looks awesome, but...


1.  WHEN?!!!!!!!!!!!!!


2.  Please say it uses a s stylus as well as touch.

by CarolR
on ‎04-05-2010 01:11 PM

A simple list of 25 "specs" would be far, far more valuable than this "video made by an ad agency".


by Eickhel
on ‎04-05-2010 01:19 PM

iPad who?



by jose
on ‎04-05-2010 01:23 PM

I really really want this, and please don't lock it down. Give us the FULL windows 7 OS underneath. I want to build WPF/Silverlight apps on this and i want the ability to interact with ALL hardware pieces (like the camera/usb etc)


I can't stand the locked down nature of applies iphone/ipad, please don't do that here!

by rsimple
on ‎04-05-2010 01:37 PM

Let us see the keyboard in action! Hopefully you have skinned over the windows7 pop up keyboard and made it bigger.

by Neal Harmon
on ‎04-05-2010 01:39 PM

Please, Phil, I know that this project started as an ereader and evolved into the Slate. I, and many others that have read about this, are really hoping that you'll stay near the roots of the project and offer something that can be read for long periods of time. Specifically, put a Pixel Qi screen on this device, as least as an optional model that costs more! The reflective mode will be the killer feature that will allow us to replace both the Kindle and the iPad with the HP Slate.


Looks like it's shaping up to be a great product, but the screen is the feature that matters most for me.

by qtheort
on ‎04-05-2010 01:44 PM

 Wow, I was going out to get an Ipad till i saw this.

Its everything I want and need in a mobile device.

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