HP’s Windows 7 Slate Device Revealed By Steve Ballmer

HP’s Windows 7 Slate Device Revealed By Steve Ballmer

It’s not Courier, but HP’s rumoured slate PC is here, now. Steve Ballmer and his hardware specialist Ryan Adsdorian just showed it off, and man is it cute. Updated with video.

Update: Adrian just spotted this official video:

“They’re more powerful than a phone and almost as powerful as a PC. Perfect for reading, surfing the web and taking entertainment on the go,” said Ballmer at his CES 2010 opening keynote. He says that it will be available this year.

It’s a Windows 7 touch device, so it’s nice in an accessible, netbooky (yeah, I’m guessing relatively cheap) context. But it’s not exactly the Courier we have lusted after from Microsoft in our dreams (and waking hours).

Here you can see it in its various modes, movie mode, ebook mode and PC mode: