Watch out, the iPad has a rival hot on it’s heals, but it’s not like it wasn’t expected!
PC giant HP has launched an attack on the iPad, by releasing a video introducing its ‘Slate’ tablet that will run the Windows 7 operating system. With applications built around Adobe’s Air technology, photo editing tools and a digital version of The New York Times, also the key addition of being able to run Adobe Flash content. One of the major flaws left out on Apple’s iPad.
HP is running it’s online Ad from sites such as YouTube and MTV. HP’s Slate will offer a full capacitive touchscreen and the familiar pinch-to-zoom gesture. Overall, the design resemblance to the iPad is there, the Slate could clearly be a tablet for those who want an iPad-like device running on a Windows system, and for those who want to stream web video or Facebook games.
It will be available this year, but a date is to be confirmed.
Obviously HP has made a really good job preparing its rival tablet and is ready to join the competition.
It’ll be interesting to see if it can rival the popularity of the Apple iPad.