HP announces Slate 7 tablet running Android, available this May for $169

HP looks to be ditching WebOS, as it has announced its new Slate 7 tablet running Android at Mobile World Congress 2013. 

The Slate 7 tablet features a 7-inch display (1024 x 600), 1.6GHz dual-core Cortex A9 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, 3-megapixel rear-facing camera, VGA front-facing camera, and Beats Audio. 

On the software side, the Slate 7 runs Android Jelly Bean with the usual array of services such as Google Now, Google Search, and more. Like the Nexus 7, HP looks to be taking the pure-Android route, doing away with any OEM skin on top (ie,TouchWiz). An HP ePrint app for easy printing to its line of printers will be baked on.

The Slate 7 will launchfirst in the US this April for $169 (£112), available in both red and slate gray.

Pocket-lint is live at Mobile World Congress 2013 where we hope to get a hands-on with HP's latest and greatest tablet endeavour as soon as possible.



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