HP Slate 7

Delayed in the US from April to June, the HP Slate 7 is now available for pre-order on a French retailer’s website. Unfortunately, Europe won’t be getting earlier, either.

The HP Slate 7 is listed for pre-order on Rue Du Commerce, the price being the one already known for Europe, €149, while the estimated delivery date is June 1.

It’s really a shame that HP wasn’t able to bring the Slate 7 earlier to the market. Even with its lowkey set of specs, HP’s 7-inch tablet could prove an alternative to the  Nexus 7, at least for some potential customers. After all, the device offers some extras compared to Google’s tablet, like a 3 megapixel main camera and a microSD slot (which you might be able to get for the Nexus 7 by contributing to a KickStarter campaign). At $169 in the US and €149 in Europe, the Slate 7 is also competitively priced.

To help you decide if you want to wait for the HP Slate 7 to make its way into the market, you can check out our hands-on preview of the device:

Do you plan to get an HP Slate 7 when it’s finally released?

Bogdan Bele
Bogdan is a tech writer and blogger, passionate about everything mobile in general and Android in particular. When he's not writing about technology or playing with various gadgets (which he's doing most of the time), he enjoys listening to a lot of music and reading.