The Windows 7 UI will be the HP Slate's biggest weakness

The Windows 7 UI will be the HP Slate's biggest weakness

Summary: HP has released a few teaser details of its upcoming iPad, um, I mean Slate device. While the company is betting the farm on Adobe Flash and AIR support being enough to give it the edge over the iPad, I can already see the device's biggest weakness - Windows 7. Or more specifically, the problems of taking a cursor-based desktop OS user interface (UI) and expecting the Windows paradigms, complete with little icons, small click areas, scrollbars and so on, to work well without a mouse.

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Topics: Hardware, Hewlett-Packard, iPad, Microsoft, Mobility, Operating Systems, Software, Windows

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