HP began to brag about the ability of its forthcoming tablet pc to run Adobe Flash content, a feature which the iPhone never did and iPad will not do. Though HP did not mention the iPad specifically by name, its choice of words and the specific promotion of Flash make it clear that the company is attacking Apple’s iPad and displaying what will HP’s Slate Tablet have that Apple’s iPad won’t.
“With this slate product, you’re getting a full Web browsing experience in the palm of your hand,” the company said. “No watered-down Internet, no sacrifices.”
HP included a new 30-second video highlighting the ability of its slate to run both Flash and Air content from Adobe. The video shows a multi-touch interface and has a similar feel to Apple’s own iPad advertisement, which debuted Sunday during the Oscars.