The HP Slate mystery is finally solved.
At the Demo Fall 2010 conference earlier this week, HP CTO Phil McKinney confirmed that the Palo Alto, Calif.-company will launch 2 versions of its upcoming Slate tablet.
The Windows 7 version aimed at the enterprise market will hit the market by year’s end, while consumers will have to wait early next year, probably in the first quarter of 2011, for the WebOS-powered Slate.
“Based on customer feedback, that Slate is really the item that the enterprise customers want. They have many of the Win7 applications. We’ve got a number of customers in retail, healthcare and financial services that have specific Win7 applications and yet they want that portability factor. So the Win7 Slate that comes out later this year will be aimed at the enterprise corporate customer market,” explains McKinney.
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