Microsoft’s CEO, Steve Ballmer recently announced that the Redmond giant needs to focus on developing their tablet segment products, specially now that the iPad has reached strong sales. The Wall Street Journal mentions that MS is working with its hardware partners on a bunch of new slates, that rely on Windows 7.

Hewlett-Packard is one of these partners, but the company will only use Windows 7 on a business tablet, making a consumer slate that uses WebOS, gained from the Palm purchase.

[via mobilebusinessbriefing]