HP Photosmart eStation All-in-One to Run Android

HP has recently announced their HP Photosmart eStation All-in-One printer which features a nifty 7 inch tablet as both the screen and the control panel.  The printer is a fully functional all in one and seems to be of the quality that we have come to expect from HP.

The tablet has a few nice features such as Android 2.1, a 7 inch screen with 800 X 480 resolution, a 1 GHz Freescale i.MX 51 processor, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of NAND flash.  The tablet is also promised to be upgraded to Android 2.2, which is nice, however there are a few shortcomings such as no market, a quirky interface seeing as its optimized for printing, and its somewhat laggy.

The price point is set at $399 which seems more than reasonable.  Is anyone interested in eventually picking this up?

Source: Phonearena

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  1. dancinbojangles
    September 24, 13:41 Reply

    This could actually be interesting. Photo editing directly from an SD card is already nifty, and it’d be extra cool to have a bigger screen for a high-traffic family printer. Still, what’s HP doing with that Palm acquisition? I thought we’d be seeing WebOS in that position by now.

  2. ShadowGod
    September 24, 13:54 Reply

    This is hilarious considering HP bought Palm and last I heard they were going to use webOS in their printers. But they went with Android. Nice.

    • android
      September 24, 18:47 Reply

      I’m sure they had this product in development way before the Palm acquisition.

  3. Anroid
    September 25, 02:56 Reply

    Wondering if it will be rootable? If so, hopefully someone cooks a CM rom for it!!!!

    I may get this for my wife for Christmas just so I can have an excuse to have it.

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