HP's Slate may still live as more details revealed

HP's tablet computing device (dubbed the "Slate") may still live on, despite rumors the company had axed the planned device in favor of a new one running webOS, which is now owned by the company after their recent acquisition of Palm.

The glimmer of hope, which comes from HP's own website, suggests the Slate which was first shown on stage by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer earlier this year at CES, the biggest consumer electronic show of the year, will run Windows 7 Premium, have an 8.9-inch screen, features two cameras (one for video and one for still images), and allow customers to use a "pen" which will allow users to "write or draw as if on a piece of paper."

"No matter where you are or what kind of fun you’re in the mood for, the HP Slate 500 is all you need," the excerpt reads. "Whatever you want to do, the HP Slate 500 helps you do it – and makes it more fun too."

In April this year, HP acquired Palm, which threw the future of the Slate into doubt given HP now owns palms former operating system, webOS, which many thought may have instead been chosen to run on the device.

Since the acquisition, HP executives have refused to confirm if the Slate is still on the table, but today's findings seem to suggest the project is still powering along - despite the registration of the "PalmPad" trademark by HP yesterday.

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