Thursday, November 18, 2010

HP Slate 500 Sold Out, but Number Produced Is Under Scrutiny

Hewlett-Packard’s Slate 500, its enterprise-centric, Windows 7-based tablet PC, is supposedly sold out. But online reports question the number of Slate 500 units actually produced.

Hewlett-Packard claims its HP Slate 500 tablet PC, equipped with Microsoft’s Windows 7, is on backorder due to “extraordinary demand.” But questions remain about how many tablets HP meant to produce.

A note on HP’s Website indicates that the HP Slate 500, which is targeted at enterprise users, will ship to customers in six weeks. HP is also reportedly planning tablets loaded with Palm webOS, the spoils of the company’s Palm acquisition earlier this year, but no definitive release dates have been announced for that more consumer-centric device line.


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