Microsoft powered and HP built, HP Slate got some air lately when Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gave out a few hints on how the upcoming HP Slate might look like. Though it’s still all speculations as not much of a detail has reached the media. We however know for sure that it will be powered by Microsoft Windows 7 and a touch screen windows 7 sure sounds good. It’s going to be more like a PC however the size of it is slightly bigger than a phone. It will have a few modes, like a PC mode or a phone mode, or just flip it and start reading ebooks in the ebook mode.
Overall the design is good, simple and clean, but I must say that Ballmer’s head was outshining the phone :P. The release time would be around the end of this year which is quite a long time now, and the price is expected to be around $600 which is quite heavy from a phone’s point of view but good if you think it in terms of a pc.
Apparently, apple is planning on a similar project and looks like the competition will be tight. I hope apple comes up with something different at least in the features, otherwise HP Slate, tablet, pc/phone, palm top or whatever it will be named will definitely get an early advantage. However, I still feel that Ballmer hurried with the announcement just to take the early advantage; I mean announce something with such little details makes no other sense.