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HP Slate 7 launches: the first Hewlett Packard Android Jelly Bean tablet with Dr. Dre Beats Audio

Palo Alto based business and consumer electronics giant Hewlett-Packard has used Mobile World Congress 2012 to announce a consumer tablet – the Slate 7 – running from the Google mobile OS.

Omio - HP Slate 7

This follows on from the company’s recent tie-up with the Internet search engine giant, of the Pavilion 14 Chromebook – running the Chrome platform.

It has a 7-inch 1,024 x 600 display, with High-aperture-ratio Field Fringe Switching (HFFS) panel that offers wide viewing angles.

Powering the device is a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 1.6GHz processor, with 8GB of on-board storage that is expandable through a microSD card slot.

There is a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera and a VGA front variant built-in; plus HP ePrint app preinstalled, and a suite of HP apps and games.

“Our new HP Slate7 on Android represents a compelling entry point for consumer tablets.” said Alberto Torres, senior vice president, Mobility Global Business Unit, HP.

The 10.7mm thin HP Slate 7 will be available in the USA in April with a starting price of $169, and in Europe from May for 149 Euros (£130)  - and it is coming to the UK.

Stay tuned to Omio, as we are publishing hands-on photos and a video walkthrough – later today.


Rob Kerr