The competition in the tablet market is getting tough with the April 2013 release of the HP Slate 7 in the US. The HP tablet made its appearance at the Mobile World Congress held at Barcelona last February and it is now ready to compete with other devices like the Google Nexus 7.
HP Slate 7 was put up for sale this weekend at the starting price of $170. The tablet features a 7-inch screen display with a 1024x600p resolution, the ARM A9 dual-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz, 1GB of RAM, an 8GB internal storage capacity and the microSD card slot for memory storage expansion up to 32GB.
The stainless steel frame of the HP Slate 7 tablet has a micro-USB port, quality VGA front-facing camera, a 3MP rear camera, the Beats Audio technology, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR. During a video playback, the incorporated battery ought to provide the tablet with power that lasts up to five hours.
Hewlett Packard has included as well the High-aperture ratio Field Fringe Switching (HFFS) panel in the Slate 7 tablet. The feature improves the viewing angles on the mid-range device.
Google Nexus 7 has a 7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD touch screen with 1280x800p resolution in Corning Gorilla Glass, a quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex A9 chip, 1GB of RAM, 1.2MP front camera and the 16GB or 32GB internal storage capacity running on Android 4.2 JellyBean.
There are reports claiming that HP is currently working on an upcoming Android tablet that features the NVIDIA's Tegra 4 processor which was announced at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas. About the rumored HP Android OS smart phone, CEO Meg Whitman confirmed that the company will not release the device this year.