There may be some good news for tablet fans that are looking to see a little competition for the iPad. It appears that HP has a tablet device listed, albeit obscurely, on their website under the name Slate 500.
A story ran today through IDG News about the HP page that is listing the device. The Slate 500 is listed as a Windows 7 Premium device with an 8.9” screen. It further suggests that it will have two cameras (a still camera and a video camera) and a pen input device. The folks at IGN News go on to explain that the device is also listed as being Energy Star qualified on HP’s site and that the Energy Star Website discloses the that the device runs a 1.6GHz processor.