HP's Slate 7 Android Red

In less than two months, April (2013) to be exact, you will be able to buy a Slate 7 Android tablet from HP for $169 USD.

Announced at the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, the Slate 7 Android tablet is HP’s first consumer-level tablet device since the failed webOS-powered Touchpad.

But for that price, what will you be getting?

Nothing spectacular. The Slate 7 will be powered by an ARM Dual Core Cortex-A9 processor gunning at 1.6 GHz. That’s not in the same class as current Android tablets most of which are powered by Nvidia’s Tegra 3 processor, but for $169 USD and a 7-inch screen, what did you expect?
Slate 7 Android tablet

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Here are the other features that will ship with the Slate 7 Android tablet:

  • All the Google services you can handle – Gail, Google Drive, Google+ Hangouts, Google Play, etc
  • Android 4.1 (Jellybean)
  • 8 GB of on-board storage
  • Micro-USB port
  • SD card slot
  • 1024 by 600 screen resolution
  • Dimensions: 10.7mm by 197mm by 116mm and weighing in at 13 ounces
  • Beats Audio technology
  • Rear (3 MP) and front VGA camera
  • Support for HP’s ePrint service
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Sadly, no HDMI port. The Slate 7 will come in two colors – silver and red. To be notified when this device becomes available, visit here.
Slate 7 Android tablet Red

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4 Responses

  1. As far as I see it? they might have “failed’ to raise the money, but they “succeeded” in proving that you don’t NEED the pockets of Steve Ballmer….Bill Gates…or the companies like Samsung or Apple! Imagine that in less than a month this group of people raised over 12 MILLION DOLLARS!? I might not be business savvy, but I know I could at least START a company with 12 million dollars!….with money left over if i budget right! This whole effort wasn’t just to get money, but to prove that all you need is a solid idea, even better technology, and the belief of millions of people who are willing to take the risk of supporting something that the technology world can REALLY use, and not just another clone of something that’s already out there! I say Bravo to Mr. Shuttleworth, and to anyone else that has the “testicular fortitude” to step out on a very thin and treacherous limb and do something left of center!

  2. Well it was a good effort. The phone specs are better then any others I’ve seen and I was wanting to get my hands on one. Maybe it can still happen even tho now you have people who say you can’t go up against Samsung, or Apple and ever hope to do any good. People said the same thing about Nokia also but they are becoming quite successful in their own right. I’ve read that there are many carriers that are willing to subsidize an Ubuntu phone. I would be one of the ones waiting in line. As a matter of fact, I really need a new phone now but I’ll wait as long as I can just to see what happens. Android would be okay, iOS is out of the question because of being so locked down, and I feel the same about a Windows phone. So in the end I may have to settle for an Ubuntu flashed Nexus. The future contains many possibles to look forward to and I’ve never really been one to just play with the big dogs. Where’s the fun in that 😉

      1. I’ve never owned one either. I’m one of the few. An Open Source tablet sounds very interesting. Something to look forward to and no locks please.

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