Steve Ballmer was playing with something else than an Xbox 360 these days, at least on the CES 2010 stage, where we was using a neat HP Slate device. It happened during the Microsoft CES keynote and now Hewlett Packard has some official photos for you all to see.

We all supposed that this new tablet was going to be Microsoft’s Courier, but it turns out that the HP Slate is something else. Not that this is bad or anything, specially considering the stunning way Kindle books looked on its display, in full colour. HP is quiet right now, as far as specs are concerned, or the release date of the device.

All we know is that the HP Slate is coming in 2010, but they should hurry up the launch, if they want to beat Apple to the cake.

[via electric pig]