HP Slate 7 launchWell this ought to calm  the ruffled feathers of many HP enthusiasts. With just four days to spare, the company is making good on their promise to launch the HP Slate 7 in April. In February at the MWC, HP showed the world it’s Android-infused 7-inch tablet, the HP Slate 7. Now the company has done what many doubted and slid in under the month-ending gate to honor their initial claims.

The HP Slate 7 is available now for $170. It’s running Android 4.1, unskinned. Although HP has tossed in its HP ePrint application. This lets users print remotely from most Android applications. One of the notable features also includes support for microSDHC for extensive expansion of Slate 7′s storage capacity. HP has gone on record stating while WebOS will not be native to the device, it is possible such an integration will left up to the WebOS community.

Beyond the features mentioned above, the HP Slate 7 features a 3 megapixel camera, 8GB of internal or internal Flash memory and 7-inch screen.

The HP Slate 7 is available now in the U.S. via the company website.

Shawn Sanders

Shawn loves gadgets, literature, history and games. For 10yrs+ he's straddled both the comic book & video game industries, as a writer, editor, marketing officer & producer. Shawn got his start in tech & games as an editor & Hardware Director for GameRevolution.com. More notable accomplishments include Executive Producer on mobile games Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved & The Shroud.