HP’s Slate 7, its first entrant into the Android tablet market, is almost ready for its Australian debut, with both the silver anded editions available for preorder on HP’s site for $199.

Ausdroid reader @miracleboi received a promotional email from HP’s Australian online store this afternoon. By following this link, you’ll be able to see the red and silver Slate 7 devices, which would otherwise remain hidden.

It appears that the Slate 7 will miss its initially-advised April launch window, with the promotional email advising that “soon” means “mid May”. Shipping appears to be free – at least, for orders going to Sydney.


The promotional email (shown above) perhaps also sheds some light on how HP intends to market the device in Australia. It seems likely we’ll see the tagline, “Experience amazing at a tiny price” again, and HP’s placing emphasis on Beats Audio and its own ePrint app in the marketing materials.

Will you preorder a Slate 7? Let us know in the comments!

Source: HP Email Promotion.
Thanks: @miracleboi.
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Before discovering the Nexus One, Jason thought he didn't need a smartphone. Now he can't bear to be without his Android phone. Jason hails from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane depending on his mood and how detailed a history you'd like. A web developer by day with an interest in consumer gadgets and electronics, he also enjoys reading comics and has a worryingly large collection of Transformers figures. He'd like to think he's a gamer, but his Wii has been in a box since he moved to Sydney, and his PlayStation Vita collection is quite lacking. Most mornings you'll find him tilting at various windmills on Twitter - follow @JM77 and say hi!
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Under powered but I guess for the price can’t expect too much.