Feelings about the leaked HP Slate
notwithstanding, the company's already considering its tablet PC successors -- and if The New York Times
' sources are right, they may be of Android and Linux varieties. Where the forthcoming HP Slate is, erm, slated to run Windows 7
, The Grey Lady reported last week that a six-inch Android tablet
was also on the way. Now, a prominent magazine editor reportedly tells the paper a Linux version may also be in development. For its part, HP isn't denying the claims. "I'm certain that we will be announcing new Slates in the future as they are a very interesting area for us," said media relations director Marlene Somsak, whose only added caveat was that HP isn't currently
announcing an Android slate.