Slate 500 Tablet Surfaces on HP Website

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Hewlett-Packard is going to release the HP Slate 500 Windows 7-based tablet device, according to leaked info on the company’s website.

The Slate 500 (XB830PA – HP Slate 500-1002tu PC) has a 8.9-inch touchscreen display with pen input support and runs Windows 7 Home Premium OS. There are also two (video and still) cameras.

Previous reports say the HP Slate will feature the Intel Atom Z530 processor, 32GB or 64GB of storage space, and support for 1080p video playback.

It will reportedly cost around $550.

HP is also expected to unveil a similar tablet with WebOS operating system, made by recently acquired Palm.

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Dell Streak Tablet ‘Available for Purchase in Late July’ in US

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The Dell Streak 5-inch Android OS-based tablet device will be “available for purchase in late July” in the US, according to the product page on the computer maker’s website.

Besides the 800×480-pixel multi-touch LCD covered with damage-resistant Gorilla glass, the half-pound Dell Streak includes GSM/EDGE, UMTS, and HSDPA / HSUPA connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, the 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon (QSD) 8250 processor, a microSD memory card slot for storing users’ data, 512 MB ROM + 512 MB SDRAM + 2 GB non-user accessible MicroSD for system and applications files, a 5MP rear-facing camera, a VGA front-facing camera, and a user-removable battery.

The 6″ wide, 3.1″ high, and 0.4″ thin tablet provides 3G phone functionality with support for SMS and MMS, as well as web browsing, e-mail, instant messaging, A-GPS navigation and e-compass, H.263 / H.264, .3GP, MPEG4, and WMV video support, and other features enabled by Google Android multitasking-capable OS.

The US pricing has not been published yet. In the UK, the Streak starts at £449 ($684) and is expected to have a base price of $500 in the US.

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Augen Gentouch78 – $150 Android Tablet

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Consumer electronics company Augen has relased the Gentouch78, an affordable 7-inch Android OS-based tablet computer priced at only $150.

Besides the Android 2.1, access to Android Market, and a 800×480 touch display, the Gentouch78 includes an 800MHz processor, 256MB DDR2 RAM, 2GB of internal storage expandable via an SD/MMC card slot, and Wi-Fi connectivity.

The Augen Gentouch78 will be available through Kmart stores.

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DRS Announces ARMOR X10gx Rugged Tablet

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DRS Technologies has announced the new 10.4-inch ARMOR X10gx fully-rugged tablet.

The X10gx has a magnesium alloy chassis and is fully compliant with MIL-STD-810G standards for shock, vibration, and temperature extremes. In addition, it’s rated IP67 for ingress protection, making it impervious to moisture, dust, sand, pollen, mold and more.

The ARMOR x10gx features the Intel Core 2 Duo SU9300 1.2GHz ultra-low voltage processor, 2GB of DDR3 memory expandable to 4GB, up to 160GB solid state drive, twin hot-swappable lithium ion battery pack, and Windows 7 Ultimate OS.

Its anti-glare LED-backlit display has a resolution of 1024×768-pixels and supports digitizer pen and resistive touch input. Also, there is a pen-only model available.

The ARMOR x10gx includes 802.11n Wi-Fi, Ethernet LAN, Bluetooth, optional Gobi 2000 mobile broadband with GPS, three USB ports, an HDMI output, an SD/SDHC card reader, a legacy docking connector, and an optional handle.

Regarding security, there is the TPM 1.2 module, fingerprint scanner, a Smart Card reader, and support for encrypted drives.

The 4.7-pound (including handle and one battery) ARMOR X10gx will be available from September 15th with a three year limited warranty. There is no info on pricing yet.

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Dell Streak Tablet Now on Sale in U.S.

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The Dell Streak 5-inch Android tablet with 3G cell phone functionality is now available for purchase in the US.

The Streak is sold for use on AT&T network only. It starts at $299.99 with 2-year AT&T contract activation or $549 without the contract.

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Velocity Micro Cruz Reader and Cruz Tablet Available for Pre-Order

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Velocity Micro’s Cruz Reader e-book reader and multitouch-enabled Cruz Tablet are now available for pre-order.

The Android OS-based 7-inch Reader and Tablet are priced at 199.99 and $299.99 respectively and will start shipping in late September, according to Velocity Micro.

The company will also release the $149.99 Cruz Storypad e-reader for kids.

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