HP Slate Tablet PC Unveiled at Consumer Electronics Show 2010
Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer unveiled Hewlet Packard's (HP) new Slate Tablet PC at the Consumer Electronics Show 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada today. The unveiling seems to be a pre-emptive strike on Apple, who is slated, pardon the pun, to announce their tablet later this month on January 27.
The HP Slate is equipped with a myriad of technologies and functionality including Amazon's Kindle software, making it a potentially viable alternative to printed books, magazines, and other content mediums.
Ballmer showed off the Slate's Kindle software as he expressed the potential of the device as a realistic consumer platform saying, "this great little PC -- which will be available later this year -- I think many customers are going to be very excited about."
A price has yet to be set for the Slate but analysts are suggesting a price range sub-$500.