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HP Slate is entirely multi-touch competent and can be used as an Internet/Web surfing device or as a Kindle like ebook reader, and it can do light gaming also. During the keynote, Kindle app and Frogger game was verified on it. At the moment, the specs of the device are still not known but HP has guaranteed to disclose more on it later today.

The HP Slate PC was presented by Steve Ballmer of Microsoft. Ballmer described the HP Slate as a convenient piece of device that is as portable as a mobile phone and as powerful as a PC running Windows 7.

The HP Slate Tablet PC has just been introduced to the public. It was presented at the Consumer Electronics Show Las Vegas 2010. HP Slate PC or HP Slate Tablet is a not the first of its kind but offers new great features. For those who are new to slates like the HP Slate or Hewlett Packard Slate, short information about such personal computers are discussed below.

A slate such as the Hewlett Packard Slate is actually a tablet PC that does not have a physical keyboard. Slates looks like writing slates of the old times only digital. These gadgets or devices are lightweight and slim making it portable. Slates like the HP Slate Tablet PC are also designed for durability by eliminating moving parts that could easily be damaged.

The HP Slate is not just a tablet PC, it has other functions that really comes in handy for mobile people like us. Aside from being a tablet PC, the HP Slate is also a book reader and a personal computer. HP Slate has three interesting modes: movie mode, reading mode and PC mode. The best thing about the HP Slate Tablet PC is that it is powered by the multi-touch features of Windows 7. The HP Salte also utilizes the book reader features by Amazon. This Microsoft-HP product will be released in the market later in 2010.

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It’s astounding that until this moment, three years after the iPhone, the biggest software company in the world basically didn’t compete in mobile. Windows Phone 7 Series is more than the Microsoft smartphone we’ve been waiting for. Everything’s different now.

Windows Phone 7 Series. Get used to the name, because it’s now a part of the smartphone vernacular… however verbose it may seem. Today Microsoft launches one of its most ambitious (if not most ambitious) projects: the rebranding of Windows Mobile. The company is introducing the new mobile OS at Mobile World Congress 2010, in Barcelona, and if the press is anything to be believed, this is just the beginning. The phone operating system does away with pretty much every scrap of previous mobile efforts from Microsoft, from the look and feel down to the underlying code — everything is brand new. 7 Series has rebuilt Windows Mobile from the ground up, featuring a completely altered home screen and user interface experience, robust Xbox LIVE and Zune integration, and vastly new and improved social networking tools. Gone is the familiar Start screen, now replaced with “tiles” which scroll vertically and can be customized as quick launches, links to contacts, or self contained widgets. The look of the OS has also been radically upended, mirroring the Zune HD experience closely, replete with that large, iconic text for menus, and content transitions which elegantly (and dimensionally) slide a user into and out of different views. The OS is also heavily focused on social networking, providing integrated contact pages which show status updates from multiple services and allow fast jumps to richer cloud content (such as photo galleries). The Xbox integration will include LIVE games, avatars, and profiles, while the Zune end of things appears to be a carbon copy of the standalone device’s features (including FM radio).

Besides just flipping the script on the brand, the company seems to be taking a much more vertical approach with hardware and user experience, dictating rigid specs for 7 Series devices (a specific CPU and speed, screen aspect ratio and resolution, memory, and even button configuration), and doing away with carrier or partner UI customizations such as Sense or TouchWiz. That’s right — there will be a single Windows Phone identity regardless of carrier or device brand. Those new phones will likely look similar at first, featuring a high res touchscreen, three front-facing buttons (back, start, and perhaps not shockingly, a Bing key), and little else.

Carrier partnerships are far and wide, including AT&T, Deutsche Telekom AG, Orange, SFR, Sprint, Telecom Italia, Telefónica, Telstra, T-Mobile USA, Verizon Wireless and Vodafone, while hardware partners include Dell, Garmin-Asus, HTC, HP, LG, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Toshiba and Qualcomm. We’re told that we likely won’t get to see any third-party devices at MWC, though Microsoft is showing off dev units of unknown origin, and the first handsets are supposed to hit the market by the holidays of this year.

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