HP Unveils Android Consumer Tablet

HP Unveils Android Consumer Tablet 
HP Slate7 Expands Company's Tablet Portfolio 
BARCELONA, SPAIN -- (Marketwire) -- 02/24/13 --  HP (NYSE: HPQ) today
announced the HP Slate7, an affordable Android Jelly Bean consumer
tablet that provides customers with easy access to Google Mobile
services. 
With a 7-inch diagonal screen and weighing 13 ounces, the HP Slate7
is an ideal trusted personal companion, featuring a stainless-steel
frame and soft black paint in gray or red on the back. It also is the
industry's first tablet to offer embedded Beats Audio, for the
best-sounding, richest audio experience available on a tablet.  
The HP Slate7 delivers the Google experience with services like
Google Now, Google Search, Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive and Google+
Hangouts for multiperson video chat as well as access to apps and
digital content through Google Play.(1) 
"To address the growing interest in tablets among consumers and
businesses alike, HP will offer a range of form factors and leverage
an array of operating systems," said Alberto Torres, senior vice
president, Mobility Global Business Unit, HP. "Our new HP Slate7 on
Android represents a compelling entry point for consumer tablets,
while our ground-breaking, business-ready HP ElitePad on Windows(R) 8
is ideal for enterprises and governments. Both deliver the service
and support people expect from HP."  
The HP Slate7 joins the recently introduced HP Chromebook as part of
HP's push to offer access to the Google experience.  
HP's tablet offerings reside in the company's newly formed Mobility
Global Business Unit, established in September 2012 with the hiring
of Torres. Torres joined HP from Nokia, where he was executive vice
president and oversaw the MeeGo products and platform. 
HP Slate7 makes computing easy while on the go
 Powered by an ARM
Dual Core Cortex-A9 1.6 GHz processor, the HP Slate7 is fast and
responsive. Integrated wireless allows customers to access email, the
internet and key applications, while the High-aperture-ratio Field
Fringe Switching (HFFS) panel offers wide viewing angles that provide
easy viewing of documents, games, photos and videos -- even in
outdoor lighting conditions.  
The HP Slate7 includes a 3-megapixel camera on the back and a VGA
camera on the front for chatting, videos and photos.  
With the HP ePrint (2) application, customers can easily print while
at home or on the go, and the exclusive native printing capability
enables customers to print directly from most applications. A micro
USB port allows customers to easily transfer files, and a suite of
applications from HP spans exclusive games to productivity tools.  
HP will provide an array of simple and easy-to-access support tools
and resources to help customers take full advantage of all of the
features the HP Slate7 has to offer. In addition to extensive phone
and online support offerings included with the HP Slate7, HP is
offering customers the opportunity to add to the standard product
limited warranty with its HP Care Pack services. HP Slate7 customers
will have the option to protect their investment with a two-year HP
Care Pack for $29 or a two-year HP Care Pack with Accidental Damage
Protection (ADP) for $49.(3)  
Pricing and availability(3) 
 The HP Slate7 is expected to be
available in the United States in April with a starting price of
$169. 
Additional information about the HP Slate7 is available at
www.hp.com/slate and The Next Bench.  
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(1) Internet service required and not included. 
 (2) Requires an
internet connection to HP web-enabled printer and HP ePrint account
registration. (A list of eligible printers, supported documents and
image types and other HP ePrint details is available at
www.hp.com/go/eprintcenter.) Mobile devices require internet
connection and email capability. May require wireless access point.
Separately purchased data plans or usage fees may apply. Print times
and connection speeds may vary. 
 (3) Estimated U.S. street prices.
Actual prices may vary. 
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