Adobe's got a video out that proves the HP Slate can run Flash and AIR just fine, thankyouverymuch. To which we say: no kidding! It's a Windows 7 device. What's of some concern might be HP's own marketing clip:

The Adobe clip shows real-use situations with Flash, and it looks great. The HP clip, though, is totally rendered: screen, hand, everything fake.

There could be lots of reasons for that, of course. But hopefully it's not that HP doesn't trust its Slate enough yet to film actual behavior.

Also making a debut appearance, in the first video: the Slate's on-screen keyboard, which doesn't seem to have solved any of the problems the iPad's poses.

Apple may have a head start with the iPad, but HP's clearly staking out their tablet territory by stressing Flash so heavily this early. Let's hope it plays as well in real life as it does in simulations. [Engadget]