If you were thinking eBooks wouldn't eventually kill off those heavy textbooks, you were wrong. Well, at least partly wrong.
After it seemingly shelved plans for a Windows-based tablet device, HP has now re-confirmed the Slate 500, a more functional device than the iPad aimed at a business consumer crowd.
After launching the confusing 5-inch Slate last month, which was too big for a phone but too small for a tablet, Dell is now reportedly set to debut an Android tablet that will actually have a screen big enough to give the iPad a run for its money.
Hewlett Packard (HP) is denying that it definitively abandoned plans to launch a Windows 7 slate.
The company, which recently acquired Palm for $1.2 billion, insisted it was still "gauging" the market "promise" of a Windows 7 tablet computer.
Wasting no time rebranding the name of the company it just acquired, HP has received a trademark for the name PalmPad, which almost guarantees that will be the name for the company's flagship tablet computer.
On the heels of announcing that it had dotted all the I's and crossed all the T's on its buyout of Palm, HP confirmed that its upcoming Slate media tablet will run on Palm's WebOS operating system.
Hewlett Packard (HP) is reportedly prepping a WebOS-powered tablet that could be released as early as the third quarter of 2010.
HP is fighting back against the Apple iPad with more information about its Slate device, and it doesn't agree with the old adage that if you can't say somtihng nice, you shouldn't say anything at all.