HP Slate: Pictures, video of device; CTO talks prototypes, background

Hewlett-Packard CTO Phil McKinney shows off the company's upcoming Slate device in a new video, explaining the planning and production behind the device.

Hewlett-Packard CTO Phil McKinney shows off the company's upcoming Slate device in a new video, explaining the planning and production behind the device.

Set for release sometime this year, the Slate originally began its life five years ago as an e-reader prototype. As technology advanced, the "rich media experience" became essential to the device's mission, and only now has hardware (and price point) caught up with the company's vision.

After the jump, a look at the multitouch, Windows 7-powered Slate:

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