HP Lists Second Slate 8 Pro Model

Thanks to Ian in Comments who alerted me to: Nieuwe versie HP Slate 8 Pro met Android 4.4 KitKat gespot [Google Translate].

HP is really messing with my head. Just when I thought it was safe to write off the existing Slate 8 Pro as a non-buy, this happens.

As it turns out, the FCC listing isn’t needed at all.

HP has already outed this tablet!

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KitKat and a price increase — but still 1GB of RAM! See the listing here.

Highlighted items from the spec sheet [PDF link]:

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NFC! Near Field Communication.

Note there’s no NFC in the original Slate 8 Pro.

People usually think of using NFC with transactions. It can also be used with peripherals, as Nokia once demonstrated with its Meego N9 phone and an external speaker:

Tap To Pair is better than having to go through Settings any day. And don’t think Tap To Pair is only good for speakers. What about pairing with a wrist band and downloading stored info? See other uses here.

At any rate, HP has gone and upset all of my tablet thinking here. Since they’re showing a commitment with a second model, this makes the first model less of a risky buy. The only way they could really screw it all up is to not give buyers of the original model an update to Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

Soon I’m going have to do a serious hunt for the Slate 8 Pro in stores so I can try it myself.

Previously here:

Proof Of HP Slate 8 Pro Review Program In Europe
HP Slate 8 Pro Is De-Listed
HP Slate 8 Pro Reviewed In France
HP Slate 8 Pro: V1.1 Root Instructions
HP Slate 8 Pro Has Been Rooted
HP Slate 8 Pro Has A File Manager
HP Slate 8 Pro TV Ad
HP Slate 8 Pro User Guide PDF
HP Slate 8 Pro: First User Report
16GB HP Slate 8 Pro On Sale Via HP
16GB HP Slate 8 Pro Price Leaked
HP Really Goes Pro With The Slate 8 Pro!
HP Slate 8 Pro New Photo
HP Slate 8 Pro Tablet: Three Videos
HP’s Slate 8 Pro Tablet

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5 responses to “HP Lists Second Slate 8 Pro Model

  1. Fred M

    They should have reserved “pro” branding for 2GB RAM models only. The Slate 21 Pro has 2GB and sells for $379. It’s not mobile though.

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