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Mysterious HP tablet is mysterious, appears online again

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Mysterious HP tablet is mysterious, appears online again
In case you need even more evidence suggesting that new HP tablets are incoming, look no further than the company's own web site, where a photo of a mysterious slate has been spotted. The device pictured appears identical to the one that was seen in an HP commercial last week with a silvery, grayish back and a black strip on top, behind which supposedly reside antennas for 3G/4G communication.

Unfortunately, the tablet's back is all have shown in the photo, so we don't even know what mobile platform it is powered by. Chances are, however, that HP's upcoming slates will run Windows 8 and have Intel silicon ticking inside them. Judging by the fact that in the promotional image, the device is being used by a medic, we can assume that HP will market its future tablets towards enterprise and business users.

HP tablet appears in a promotional photo
As far as device specifics are concerned, there is no guarantee that we are looking at an actual product that is to ever hit the market. After all, that HP tablet could be just a generic placeholder for promotional use. On the other hand, it is speculated that we might be looking at the HP Slate 8, the existence of which was suggested by a rumor from earlier this year. The device is said to be of about 10.1 inches, with a thickness of 9.2 millimeters, battery life of 8 to 10 hours, and a professional edition of Windows 8 pre-installed. Nevertheless, it is advisable to sit tight wait until HP brings forth more details as to its future tablet plans. Hopefully, whatever the company has in stock for us won't be a flop like the HP TouchPad.

source: HP via Neowin

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