Despite the fact that HP is already working on perfecting the PalmPad (HP’s “iPad Killer”), the company is (surprisingly) also launching a Windows 7 Tablet as well.
There is still no word on when HP will be unveiling this device (and for how much), but if HP is able to price this below $1,000 they could potentially slow down sales of the iPad (or at the very least help bring some life to the HP brand.
It could also help Microsoft compete against its ancient the upcoming Google Pad (or would one call it gPad?) which will reportedly be powered by Google Chrome OS.
While full fledged tablet computers have yet to gain popularity among the masses (who are currently obsessed with iDevices and Droids), launching the HP slate early could help the company gain needed market share (especially if Apple decides to enter the market with a Mac OSX tablet of their own).