The new Android tablet will be available from April and will be powered by an Arm Dual Core  Cortex-A9 processor clocked at 1.6 GHz and offers wireless connectivity for web surfing and diverse HP applications like ePrint that allows users to print at home or when travelling, directly from most applications.

Slate 7’s screen uses the HFFS (high-aperture-ratio Field Fringe Switching) technology that provides better viewing angles and superior contrast and luminosity in bright lighting conditions. HP has also revealed that Slate 7 will be the first tablet to use the Beats Audio sound enhancer. The tablet also features a 3 MP camera lens at the rear and a secondary VGA camera for video calls on the front.

Some of the applications that would come loaded on the Slate 7 are Gmail, Google Talk, YouTube, Google Drive and easy access to Google Play from where you can download various apps and digital content.

HP’s Alberto Torres said, “Our new HP Slate on Android represents a compelling entry point for consumer tablets, while our ground-breaking, business-ready HP ElitePad on Windows 8 is ideal for enterprises and governments. Both deliver the service and support people expect from HP.”