HP's Slate Device Runs The Complete Internet -- Including Flash!
on 03-08-201010:04 AM - last edited on 03-09-201010:19 AM by Edelman
We gave everyone a peek at HP’s slate device during CES 2010 and people got excited. Last month, we let you see a little more about what our slate can do – and you guys lit up the Internet with comments.
Well, we’re listening – and want to give you a little more insight. So, here’s what I can tell you for now without getting into too much trouble with my boss:
With this slate product, you’re getting a full Web browsing experience in the palm of your hand. No watered-down Internet, no sacrifices. We just posted a quick video showing some more of what that’s like as well as how the slate device will work as an eBook reader. Enjoy the short clip (and the techno soundtrack).
But that brings us to something bati555 and others asked on Youtube: “Does this thing have flash support?”
A big bonus for the slate product is that, being based off Windows 7, it offers full Adobe support.
To demonstrate that, here’s a second video with Adobe’s Alan Tam. He shows Adobe Air and Flash in action on the device: Video playback from MTV.com; A Spongebob Squarepants game (most casual games on the Web run in Flash); photo editing at Photoshop.com and reading the digital version of the New York Times.
pcfix411 asked us to “keep these coming into YouTube.” Ok, we will! In the mean time, sign up for updates on hp.com/slate. Or go on Twitter, YouTube, and our forums. Let us know what you think and what you’d do if you had a slate.
Oh, and our friends at the FCC want us to let you know that 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.