First it was a consumer device, now it’s geared for the enterprise. HP’s new Slate 500, an 8.9 inch tablet selling for $799, is now officially on the market.
In unveiling its first tablet, HP enters an increasingly crowded market led by Apple’s iPad, though the new Slate 500 is billed as a decidedly business-oriented device. HP is due to unveiled a more consumer-friendly tablet powered by the webOS operating system next year. Enterprise Mobile Today takes a look at the new device.
HP has delivered the latest entry into a fast-expanding tablet market, unveiling this week the Slate 500, a Windows 7-powered mobile device geared expressly for business users.
The long-awaited device, HP’s first tablet computer, is available for purchase immediately through the company’s website and its distribution partners, retailing for $799. On Friday morning HP’s website listed a ship date of Nov. 12.