HP returns to the smartphone industry with Slate6 and Slate7 VoiceTab phablets
We already reported that HP wanted to get back into the smartphone industry, and as expected they've recently announced their first offerings. These include the HP Slate6 VoiceTab and HP Slate7 VoiceTab phablets. Tech specs and features include a 6-inch 720p IPS screen for the HP Slate6 VoiceTab and a 7-inch 720p IPS screen for the HP Slate7 VoiceTab. Technical details are rather lacking for now, but the phablets will offer stereo speakers, 3G and dual-SIM support, use quad-core processors, have 16GB worth of storage and HD front and rear cameras. The two phablets will run Android 4.2 from the get go and will initially be available in India. No specific Malaysia release dates but we expect an Asia Pacific roll-out soon. Again, no definite details on pricing but rumours indicate that the HP Slate6 VoiceTab could go for $200 (RM658) while the HP Slate7 VoiceTab could be priced at $250 (RM823). The phablets could have Beats Audio considering that HP still uses it in their other hardware but stay tuned and we'll keep you updated.