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.