Notebook PC giant HP has unveiled a new 7-inch, 3G-enabled calling tablet — the Slate7 VoiceTab, along with the 6-inch Android phablet Slate6. As the names of the products suggest, the Slate 6 has a 6-inch screen and the Slate 7 has a 7-inch screen. Both tablets are powered by an unnamed quad-core processor and feature IPS displays.
“Consumers are looking to consolidate their smartphones and tablet PCs, which is propelling the voice tablet market,” said Ron Coughlin, senior vice president, Consumer Personal Systems Group, HP.
“This is an exciting new category that represents a meaningful growth opportunity for HP. Our HP Slate VoiceTab provides consumers with a high-quality product at a great value.”
Both of the devices have voice calling capability and run the Android operating system. Both have 3G Dual SIM Standby features and front stereo speakers.
Slate7 runs on Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2, comes with dual-sim functionality with support for Edge, GPRS, and 3G, and uses a Marvell PXA1088 1.2Ghz quad core processor.
The RAM of the Slate7 stands at 1GB (DDR2 1333MHz), and the in-built storage is 16GB with external storage support for 32GB. The 7-inch screen of the Slate7 offers a screen resolution of 1280×800, which is to be expected at this price range. The other connectivity options include Wifi and Bluetooth 3.0. It also has a 5 MP auto focus rear camera and a 2 MP front camera. The HP 6730s Battery is 4100mAh Li-Polymer.
The specifications of the Slate6 are almost same excluding the screen, which is smaller at 6-inch, offering a resolution of 1280×720. The camera in the Slate6 comes with LED flash, and supports dual-sim functionality, including 3G calling facility.