HP is killing its Windows 7 "slate" tablet project, says TechCrunch, citing a source "briefed on the matter."
Business Insider already posted a less sourced report on its demise. Now that there's some insider confirmation, we're inclined to believe it. (We sent a note to HP to confirm for sure, and can update if we hear anything.)
Given HP's acquisition of Palm—and an early report of the first edition being a generally disagreeable machine—this all makes sense. Sure hasn't been a banner day for Microsoft-powered tablets, though. [TechCrunch]