Hewlett-Packard first unveiled its Voice Tablets, the HP Slate6 VoiceTab and HP Slate7 VoiceTab, in mid-January. Its plan at the time was to launch them in India in February and the company remained coy about plans for other markets, promising only “to do more in the coming months.” It is getting ready to make good on that promise by revealing at Mobile World Congress that it will bring its VoiceTab devices to both Europe and the Middle East starting in May.
The HP Slate6 VoiceTab was on display at MWC 2014 and showed signs of a few cosmetic updates namely in the form of new colours. It appears likely that key specifications will remain unchanged though. The one possible change could be an update to a more recent version of Android from the current Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
Based on specifications of the Indian models, we can expect the HP Slate6 to have the following specifications:
- Processor: 1.2GHz quad-core Marvell PXA1088
- Operating system: Google Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
- Cellular connectivity: 3G/EDGE/GPRS
- Other connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR
- Display: 6-inch HD (720×1280)
- RAM: 1GB DDR2
- Internal storage: 16GB
- External storage: MicroSD cards up to 32GB
- Rear-facing camera: 5MP AF with LED flash
- Front-facing camera: 2MP
- Battery: 3,000mAh
- Weight: 160 grams
- Colours: Black
- Other: Dual-SIM, dual front-facing speakers
The HP Slate7 will have very similar specifications but come with a 7-inch WXGA (1280×800) display and a larger 4,100mAh battery. It will weigh 325 grams.
The HP Slate6 VoiceTab will sell for about €249 (about CA$380) when it goes on sale in France, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden and the UK.
There is still no word on North American availability. The lack of LTE may well prevent them from making their way here unless HP retools them in a bid to return to Canada and the U.S. later on.
Source : The Verge