Sure, the HP Slate 7 showed up at the FCC website this week. But apparently that doesn’t mean it’s on schedule to ship in April as planned.
Update: HP reached out to lets us know the date on the website was incorrect. The HP Slate 7 is still on track to ship in April, 2013.
The HP Slate 7 is a tablet that emphasizes price and portability over bleeding edge performance. It’s expected to sell for $169, and the tablet features all the specs you’d expect from a cheap Chinese tablet, including:
- 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display
- 1.6 GHz Rockchip RK3066 ARM Cortex-A9 dual core CPU
- 1GB of RAM
- 8GB of storage
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Unlike some budget tablets, the HP Slate 7 does have a microSD card slot, front and rear cameras, and support for the Google Play Store.
And it’s hard to argue with the $169 price tag. But by the time June comes around, this tablet could look even more outdated than it already does.