slate7Computing giant HP is well known in tablet circles for one of the shortest-lived products in computing history.

When it pulled the plug on its WebOS-based TouchPad in September 2011, it had been on sale in the US only six weeks. However, the record likely lies with Australia where the device was on sale for just four days before the company’s US headquarters pulled the plug.

Well, HP is back for another crack, this time with an Android-powered tablet called the Slate 7.

The tablet is surprisingly ‘entry-level’ with only 1024×768-pixel resolution and runs RockChip’s everywhere RK3066 dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processor, clocking at 1.6GHz.

It features two cameras – a 3.15MP rear-facing unit and a basic VGA (640×480-pixel) front-facing sensor. On-board storage is 8GB with a microSD card slot for a further 32GB externally.

At this stage, it’s only available in the UK and selling at a number of retail stores for £129.

UK buyers will no doubt be hoping that HP’s faith in the tablet last longer than the four days in Australia…

[via Toms hardware]

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