Ever since Steve Ballmer showed off the HP Slate at the Consumer Electronics Show this year, there's been a huge amount of interest in the new device.
HP released a new video in late January with Phil McKinney, CTO of HP’s Personal Systems Group. McKinney claimed 2010 is the year of the Slate form factor due to "convergence of low cost, low powered processors" and Windows 7 which is a touch aware operating system allowing for third party applications to thrive. The latest video that HP was unveiled this week shows they are partnering with Adobe to provide a UI based around Flash content.
HP released two new videos on Monday. In the two videos it's clear Adobe Air applications and Flash based content are important to the new HP Slate. HP claims the Slate has "No watered-down Internet, no sacrifices."
Unfortunately there's still no pricing information available or a firm release date. Ballmer demonstrated the device in Las Vegas at the Consumer Electronics Show in January but HP had no devices available for attendees to observe. A HP spokeperson would only confirm the device is "coming later this year".