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HP Slate Tablet Release: Windows 7 Enterprise

The new on the HP Slate device has been like watching a soap, one moment things are fine, the next it is all off. We now have conformation that the HP Slate is back on again and will run Windows 7 and not webOS — although the tablet will be for enterprise users.

Back at CES 2010 we were told that HP and Windows were working on a tablet device together. However, a few months later we were informed that the development had been scrapped. In a strange twist HP purchased Palm and so we assumed that they would build the Slate but running webOS instead.

This seemed all the more plausible when Windows announced that they were going to go ahead and develop a tablet device, but Hewlett Packard was not going to be one of the vendors.

So the news that the HP Slate running Windows 7 was the latest episode in this long running saga. Nilay Patel from Engadget says that we now await official conformation — we just hope that all the to and throwing has not damaged any possibility of success.

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

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