Rumor: HP Slate dropped due to Windows 7 issues

Aaron Baker
Writer from  Dallas, TX
| April 30, 2010

HP Slate

According to sources, HP has ditched the Slate, their much-hyped tablet PC.  Announced at CES in January, the device was expected to launch mid-year, but was reportedly halted due to sluggish performance by Windows 7.  What's more, rumors are swirling around about HP using non-Intel processors for their upcoming tablet devices, effectively pushing Windows 7 to the sidelines.  Given HP's purchase of Palm earlier in the week, the strategy makes sense.  Now that the company has a bona fide operating system of its own, I see webOS as key in the company's smartphone/tablet strategy going forward (along with their current plans with Android).

We're waiting to hear back from HP on the matter, so stay tuned.  In the meantime, check out the preview video below.  Given the big HP/Palm news this week, are you gunning for a webOS-powered tablet?  Discuss!

Via Engadget, TechCrunch