Skip to comments.HP’s Slate Device Delivers (screw the iPad)
Posted on 04/05/2010 2:10:35 PM PDT by Raymann
HPs Slate Device Delivers a Holistic Mobile Experience
Up to now, weve 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. Weve also blogged about the evolution of the slate category and our history in the space.
So far, almost everything weve shared showcases how youll consume media with the device. And by media we mean all types of digital content, whether its a story from a major news outlet or videos and photos youve 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 youll see, were putting a lot of thought into the design to make sure we deliver an optimal mobile experience.
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I don’t give a flip about either one of ‘em.
But from what I hear, the iPad having no USB port is a deal breaker.
Steve says you don’t need USB.
Steve says you don’t need an SD card slot.
Steve says you don’t need a camera.
Steve says you don’t need another OS.
Steve says you don’t need to multitask.
Please don’t ruin Steve’s hard work to deliver the Apple experience to you.
Ya and no 5” floppy drive either.
I can see the adverts now.
I’m a PC - I can do Flash
I’m a Mac - I’m a giant Phone
Please dont ruin Steves hard work to deliver the Apple experience to you.
Apple has never really been successful in the latter days of the PC industry. Steve never thought you had to cater to the desires of the customer base — only his narrow “apple proprietary” dictatorship that fashioned a number of failed products that only cater to a narrow base of users.
His iPad is a joke. Overpriced, under-equipped, a joke of a CPU that should have been something akin to the Intel Atom to permit other OS’s. Totally pathetic I/O for user interface. And made as proprietary as Steve could to lock the Apple-Bots into buying lots of overpriced Apple peripheral support.
HP will easily kick Apples’ butt in this horserace, with only a little smart marketing and design.
What is the sticker price?
Well, that does it for me. I'm not buying it!
Is this slate still based on Windows 7? If so, remember to include viruses and malware that will come with simply using the product.
Does it have a tiny little physical keyboard too?
I think a tablet computer should support a stylus. What's a tablet without a stylus? And wires. Lots of wires. For peripherals and stuff. /s
the iPad having no USB port
ouch..where do ya stick yur thumb drive *-?
Windows 7 is more secure than Snow Leopard.
The iPad does not run flash but I’ll buy one anyway. I’ll probably buy a HP Slate too. Why? Because I can:)
My 20MB Bernoulli drives are bigger than the device!
I’ve got a whole stash of those things somewhere gathering dust! The IBM Displaywriter bit the dust a few years ago. Sad to see it go. :^(
Yeah, and the Zune is going to crush the iPod
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