HP’s foray into consumer Android tablets is now official with availability of the previously announced Slate 7 tablet.
The Slate 7, at $169.99, shapes up as a worthy competitor to other 7-inch tablets like Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Google’s Nexus 7. HP previewed the Slate 7 in February at the Mobile World Congress.
A long supporter and partner of Microsoft, HP continues to offer a range of Windows 8 tablets. But after the high profile failure of its Touchpad WebOS tablet, HP has decided to pursue the consumer market via Android.