HP has announced that it will launch a series of Windows 7 tablets this fall. But while the HP Slate had originally been designed as a consumer oriented device, it looks like HP is now targeting the HP Slate 500 as a device for enterprise customers.

There are still no details on the specs or exactly when this fall the tablet will be available. But it looks like HP is dividing its tablets into two camps: consumer oriented WebOS devices and enterprise focused Windows 7 devices.

Update: Palm’s Jon Rubinstein also says HP and Palm are working on other WebOS products including smartphones and… netbooks. This is actually the second time we’ve heard HP/Palm use the big N word in relation to WebOS.This seems to contradict earlier statements that HP wouldn’t bring a WebOS netbook to market. I guess everyone’s entitled to change their mind once in a while.

Update 2: An earlier version of this article stated that HP would be launching its WebOS slate this fall, but it turns out it’s actually the Windows 7 tablet due out in that time frame.

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3 replies on “HP says Windows 7 slates due this fall, for enterprise customers”

  1. Come on HP. Bring on the Android tablets also.

    To be blunt… thinking HP was not going to come out with a Windows tablet was just silly! I’m ALL WebOS tablets but come on! Microsoft devices are HP’s bread and butter.

  2. I work at HP / Palm. Crunchgear has corrected its post to reflect what was actually was said, which is that Windows 7 slates would be coming this fall, not webOS slates. If you could correct this post to reflect that, that would be awesome.

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