After much speculation, HP today has announced two new devices – the Slate6 VoiceTab phablet and Slate7 VoiceTab tablet. Both the devices have been planned specifically for the Indian market. Both devices can be expected to be available in India next month. HP is touting both the newly launched devices as voice-calling tablets.
The Slate6 VoiceTab features a 6-inch IPS display, while the Slate7 VoiceTab comes with a 7-inch IPS display, with no word on the resolution. Both the devices are powered by a quad-core processor, however the chipset vendor’s name has not been disclosed at the moment.Both devices will come with 16GB of internal memory along with up to 32GB of external memory support using a microSD card.
The HP Slate6 VoiceTab phablet and HP Slate7 VoiceTab tablet come with dual-SIM support with voice-calling and dual standby. In addition, both the devices support 3G connectivity. Both device will run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box. HP says both devices will come with high-resolution front and rear cameras.
HP has not revealed the price of the phablets and will host a launch event in India in February where it will reveal both the price and detailed specifications.
Commenting on the launch, Rajiv Srivastava, vice president & general manager, Printing and Personal Systems, HP India said, “How we create, consume and share information is rapidly evolving, driving the demand for new devices and form factors that adapt to the different ways people work and play. HP is innovating for this next generation, addressing the unique needs of customers in India with voice-enabled tablets that deliver performance they can trust, and the entertainment they want.”