HP has confirmed that its budget-conscious Slate 7 tablet is heading to Australian shelves mid-May.
As previously suggested, the devices will appear from mid-May. Retailers confirmed by HP today include Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi, The Good Guys and Radio Rentals.
Pricing has been confirmed at $199 for the 8 GB model and $249 for the 16 GB model, putting it at pricing parity with the 16 GB Nexus 7. It’ll be interesting to see what happens to this price at retail – you can find a Nexus 7 much cheaper than the official price if you look around.
We haven’t yet heard about accessories for the device, and have asked HP for information.
The Slate 7’s headline specs:
- ARM A9 Dual core 1.6Ghz
- Beats Audio, stereo speakers
- 600 x 1024 pixels, 7.0 inches (~170 ppi)
- FFS+ LCD capacitive multi-touchscreen, 16M colors
- 1GB RAM
- Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.0
- micro SD expandable slot
- 3.15 MP camera (2048 x 1536)
- 197.1 x 116.1 x 10.7 mm (372g)
- Android OS, v4.x (Jelly Bean)
Personally, I’m interested to see what HP can bring to the Android tablet (and phone?) market, if today’s rumour that they intend to move into the 10-inch tablet space is to be believed, HP is showing more interest in Android than we expected.
Are you interested in a Slate 7? Would you be interested in a HP Android smartphone? Let us know in the comments!