HP Slate 500 reappears on HP's website

Windows 7-running iPad rival comes back from the dead

But shouldn't it run WebOS?

Having been announced at CES earlier this year and then seemingly killed off, the HP Slate 500 tablet has just re-emerged on the manufacturer’s website with a spate of concrete details.

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The tablet will come in an 8.9-inch guise, running on a tailored version of Windows 7 Premium, with bespoke HP software built in to ease media access via touch. It’ll also sport one stills camera and one video cam, the latter of which can be used for web conferencing. But shouldn’t it be running WebOS, the touch-friendly software HP now own after buying Palm?

HP’s spiel on the brought-back-from-the-dead tablet goes: "The unique design and 22.6 cm (8.9") screen put the full Internet in your hands, while two cameras (video and still) let you capture life as it happens or participate in web conferencing. Adjust the screen orientation to fit your content and use the pen to write or draw as if on a piece of paper.”

The above clearly means there’ll be definite stylus support amongst the list of features, which is one thing it’ll have over the Apple iPad. Do you think the HP Slate will be the tablet to rule them all? Let us know on the T3 Twitter feed.

Via: TechRadar