HP unveils its first budget Android tablet

Feb 13, 2014, 22:05 IST | Hassan M Kamal

HP has unveiled a new 7-inch, 3G-enabled calling tablet — the Slate7 VoiceTab, for Rs 16,999 

Laptop and PC giant HP, today, unveiled a new 7-inch, 3G-enabled calling tablet — the Slate7 VoiceTab, for Rs 16,999, along with the 6-inch Android phablet Slate6.

The 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. We are not sure of its processing power, but what we know is that it uses four ARM Cotex A7 cores.

The Slate7 VoiceTab

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 1280x800, 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 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 1280x720. The camera in the Slate6 comes with LED flash, and supports dual-sim functionality, including 3G calling facility, but is priced higher at Rs 23688.50.

The Slate6 is already available for online purchase on Hpshopping.in whereas the availability of the Slate7 is yet to be announced. Expect it soon.

Quick Specs (Slate 7 VoiceTab)

Processor: 1.2 GHz quad-core Marvell PXA1088

Memory: 16GB (expandable up to 32GB); 1GB DDR2 (RAM)

Camera: 5MP (back) 2MP (rear)

Display Type: 7-inch HD (1280x800)

Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2

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