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iPad killer ‘The Slate’ is coming… here’s a preview!

Information, web links and pictures about HP’s so-called ‘iPad killer’ have been bouncing around tech sites for some time now.  It now suggests that HP are preparing to unleash their iPad killer (ok, too harsh… lets say rival) in the coming months, in order to knock Apple into touch.  It’s called the HP Slate. 

Few details have been leaked about this technological gizmo, however HP have been pushing that the Slate will support Flash, compared to the iPad, which doesn’t.

HP’s Phil McKinney blogged recently with the message:

“With this slate product, you’re getting a full web browsing experience in the palm of your hand. No watered-down internet, no sacrifices.”

Together with this statement HP released a video preview in order to show its fans just how much of an iPad killer (sorry again…. rival) it will be.

Ok, so the video is only 30 seconds long, but it gives you a taster of the features that aren’t packed into the iPad.  It even shows that the Slate will feature two cameras (yep, two!) one for taking photos and video recording and also a front facing camera, possibly for Skype video chat.  It also shows that their will be support for SD cards and a connection for linking up to a larger screen via HDMI. 

However, there are still no firm dates for its arrival and with Google already on the case to produce a similar piece of kit (with the Google Chrome OS tablet coming soon!) HP really need to get their skates on.

So, will the Slate be good enough to stop the iPad in its tracks?  How will it compare? 

Let us know via the comments.

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