HP Shows Off Their Slate's Social Networking Features, Wants You To Remember They Have a Slate

HP may not have shipping product but by gar they’re going to show you mock-ups.

The HP slate may not be shipping and there may be another slate overshadowing it this week but HP wants you to know it runs social networking apps. The slate, which has a 10-inch screen, will run Windows 7 and should cost a little under $600 when it is released this summer.

I would love to see other players in the slate space but what I’d really love to see are slate players who are shipping. I think the major manufacturers pussy-foot around too much when it comes to releasing products and then release too much collateral on the run-up to launch, thereby destroying any anticipation. This is definitely a case of poop or get off the potty, HP. Let’s see the goods.