HP Slate 2 Tablet PC Announced, Can it Succeed Where the First Failed?
The now infamous HP Slate has become a lesson in how not to market a new consumer device.
Originally hailed as the "iPad killer" by Microsoft's sometimes over-reaching Steve Ballmer, the Slate became nothing but an investment killer as both Microsoft and HP shares took a nose dive after its unveiling at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show.
Ballmer failed to show anything of substance during the opening keynote of the show, displaying little more than a Kindle application and a touchscreen. As a result, pre-orders for the device were anemic at best, with news leaking that only