In a rather surprising move, today HP has announced no less than 4 new Android tablets: Slate 7 HD, Slate 10 HD, Slate 7 Extreme, and Slate 8 Pro.
The Slate 7 HD and Slate 10 HD share many of their features, but obviously have different screen sizes: 7 inch, and 10 inch (both with 1280 x 800 pixels). They offer optional 4G connectivity, Beats Audio, front and rear cameras, and a similar design.
HP says the Slate 7 HD and Slate 10 HD will be released in the US in November – no word on how much they cost, and neither on what version of Android they’ll run at launch. According to HP, “certain models of the Slate HD and Slate 10 HD include two years of free mobile internet service – up to 200 MB of 4G data per month – on the T-Mobile network.”
Next, the HP 7 Extreme comes with a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 4 processor, a 7 inch, 1280 x 800 pixels display, a “a precision stylus pen”, and “room-booming audio with front firing speakers.”
Finally, the HP 8 Pro sports a 7.98 inch display with 1600 x 1200 pixels (that’s an iPad Mini competitor here), featuring a quad-core Tegra 4 processor, 8MP rear camera, and a 2MP front-facing camera.
Like the Slate 7 HD and Slate 10 HD, the HP 7 Extreme and HP 8 Pro will be released in the US in November.
All in all, HP now has six Android tablets: the four new ones, plus the original 7-inch Slate, and the SlateBook x2.