Aww, come on Microsoft! First the Courier gets the good ‘ol boot, and now the HP Slate gets the slapping as well? According to my not-so-well-acquainted colleague Mike Arrington over at TechCrunch, the HP Slate is dead, much like the Courier and was confirmed by sources also in the know about the project. Not only this would be the biggest flop I’ve seen with my eyes in the mobile industry, but would be an enormous disappointment by HP as a company. I’ve reached out to HP for comment, and will update this post if I hear from them.