HP has come back strongly in the tablet market with a device that combines the philosophy of the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire , offering a small compact 7-inch tablet for 150 Euro.
We got to try it at Mobile World Congress for no more than 15 minutes, but there are enough to find out how HP has done a great job both in terms of design and structure, both as regards the music, thanks to a partnership with Beats Audio . The operating system instead seems to have needs some tuning and optimization, but since there is still some time the output, this will not only improve.
So Possible bad news for those waiting for the release of HP Slate 7. The tablet seems to have been postponed to June, or at least that is what is read for a few hours on the corporate website HP. The company has changed the indication of the arrival date going from April 2013 to June 2013, while leaving the possibility of e-mail notification at the time of availability.
The European stores have not yet been removed from the pages of advance and indeed would be the case if the distribution comes from over two months, but may be only a matter of time, or a marketing strategy not to bring down the interest and web traffic .
I will continue to monitor the situation and see what comes out. The HP website may refer to the U.S. market only and would not be the first time, has long been that some economic models, I think forArchos 70 Titanium , arriving first in Europe and then in the United States, so it might be the same for the tablet 7 inch HP .
As a reminder the HP Slate 7 is a classic in the form tablet, rather sporty design, with the rear rubber and available in different colors. The 7-inch display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels, the processor is a dual-core A9 at 1.6 GHz, which is associated with 1 GB of RAM, plus 8GB of internal memory, expandable via microSD cards.
There are however a front-facing camera for video chatting, and a 3 MP camera on the back, connectivity includes Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1, while the stereo speakers are equipped with Beats Audio technology.
Probably that date will have to be changed, but there is always the possibility that HP will be able to at least April to commercialize some units in Europe, including Italy.