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News Release HP Unveils Android Consumer Tablet HP Slate7 expands companys tablet portfolio Auckland, Feb. 27, 2013 HP has announced the HP Slate7, an affordable Android Jelly Bean consumer tablet that provides customers with easy access to Google …News Release
HP Unveils Android Consumer Tablet
HP Slate7 expands company’s tablet portfolio
Auckland, Feb. 27, 2013 — HP has announced the HP Slate7, an affordable Android Jelly Bean consumer tablet that provides customers with easy access to Google Mobile services.
With a 7-inch diagonal screen and weighing 370g, the HP Slate7 is an ideal trusted personal companion, featuring a stainless-steel frame and soft black paint in gray on the back. It also is the industry’s first tablet to offer embedded Beats Audio, for the best-sounding, richest audio experience available on a tablet.
The HP Slate7 delivers the Google experience with services like Google Now, Google Search, Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive and Google+ Hangouts for multiperson video chat as well as access to apps and digital content through Google Play.(1)
“To address the growing interest in tablets among consumers and businesses alike, HP will offer a range of form factors and leverage an array of operating systems,” said Chin Edirisuriya, Market Development Manager: Consumer Notebooks and Desktops, HP New Zealand. “Our new HP Slate7 on Android represents a compelling entry point for consumer tablets, while our ground-breaking, business-ready HP ElitePad on Windows® 8 is ideal for enterprises and governments. Both deliver the service and support people expect from HP.”
HP’s tablet offerings reside in the company’s newly formed Mobility Global Business Unit, established in September 2012 with the hiring of Alberto Torres as senior vice president, Mobility Global Business Unit. Torres joined HP from Nokia, where he was executive vice president and oversaw the MeeGo products and platform.
HP Slate7 makes computing easy while on the go
Powered by an ARM Dual Core Cortex-A9 1.6 GHz processor, the HP Slate7 is fast and responsive. Integrated wireless allows customers to access email, the internet and key applications, while the High-aperture-ratio Field Fringe Switching (HFFS) panel offers wide viewing angles that provide easy viewing of documents, games, photos and videos—even in outdoor lighting conditions.
The HP Slate7 includes a 3-megapixel camera on the back and a VGA camera on the front for chatting, videos and photos.
With the HP ePrint (2) application, customers can easily print while at home or on the go, and the exclusive native printing capability enables customers to print directly from most applications. A micro USB port allows customers to easily transfer files, and a suite of applications from HP spans exclusive games to productivity tools.
HP will provide an array of simple and easy-to-access support tools and resources to help customers take full advantage of all of the features the HP Slate7 has to offer. In addition to extensive phone and online support offerings included with the HP Slate7, HP is offering customers the opportunity to add to the standard product limited warranty with its HP Care Pack services.
Pricing and availability(3)
The HP Slate7 is expected to be available in New Zealand from April 2013 with a starting price of NZD $229 for the 8GB Model.
Additional information about the HP Slate7 is available at www.hp.com/slate and The Next Bench.
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(1) Internet service required and not included.
(2) Requires an internet connection to HP web-enabled printer and HP ePrint account registration. (A list of eligible printers, supported documents and image types and other HP ePrint details is available at www.hp.com/go/eprintcenter.) Mobile devices require internet connection and email capability. May require wireless access point. Separately purchased data plans or usage fees may apply. Print times and connection speeds may vary.
(3) Estimated APJ street prices. Actual prices may vary.
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