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HP Slate Looks to Challenge Apple’s iPad According to New Info

May 5th, 2010 Posted in Hardware, News

The Apple iPad has recently come out to quite a bit of fan fare after a rather short cycle of hype building, compared with other Apple products, but already it looks as if the mobile device giant may have some serious competition on their hands. Word has recently been leaked that some inside the industry have seen details that Hewlett Packard had intended to keep private for a while longer regarding their upcoming Slate pad device. Sources that wish to remain anonymous have come forward to various high ranking online tech sites to say that the HP Slate looks as if it will have a major set of advantages in terms of processing power, camera quality, connectivity and graphics superiority. On the other hand, Apple’s iPad retains its advantages of a larger screen size, a longer battery life span and wireless connectivity that the HP Slate will not be able to offer. The HP marketing campaign for the Slate has already been in motion with the company releasing teaser videos over the web that are going viral at a rapid pace thanks to the number of people who do want a slate device but do not choose to patronize Apple for various reasons. The Slate will offer a camera on the front and back of the device, plus the capability to plug in USB and SD storage units – things the iPad does not yet offer.

Still, many analysts say that the early bird gets the worm and Apple holds a very strong advantage due to the success of its launch and its history of solid products such as the iPhone and iPod Touch.

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