HP Android tablet coming to the region
HP's first Android-based, consumer tablet, the HP Slate, to launch in July
HP has announced the launch of its first Android-based consumer tablet in the Middle East.
The HP Slate, which will be available from July, runs on Android 4.2 on an ARM Dual Core Cortex-A9 1.6 GHz processor, and features a 7-inch High-aperture-ratio Field Fringe Switching (HFFS) screen, for wide viewing angles.
The tablet has a stainless-steel frame, with 3-megapixel back-facing camera and front-facing VGA camera, along with embedded Beats Audio. Connectivity is via wireless and a micro USB port.
The HP Slate also comes with HP ePrint application, for mobile printing and printing direct from many applications, and a suite of applications from HP including games and productivity tools.
"There is high demand in the consumer technology segment in the Middle East arena. Consumers in the region have vast consumer tech knowledge and are always on the lookout for the newest and most outstanding products," said Salim Ziade, general manager, Printing and Personal Systems, HP Middle East. "HP is a leading player in the PC market and has implemented similar innovative practice for the tablets industry, introducing its first Android consumer tablet, HP Slate7. The HP Slate7 on Android represents a compelling entry point for consumer tablets, and delivers the service and support people expect from HP."
The HP Slate will be available from July 2013 with a starting price of 599 AED.