HP's first-generation Slate 6 VoiceTab might have failed to live up to great expectations, but the newer version promises to offer better overall package. HP today silently launched the State 6 VoiceTab II in India, with slight alterations to the model that first began shipping earlier in January.
The new 6-inch tablet, which is also equipped handling voice calls, is now available via HP India's official online store. The tablet costs Rs. 15,999, and is ready to be shipped nationwide.
The design changes aren't huge by any means, but are definitely welcome for new users looking for a differentiated experience. Moreover, HP has made some slight changes to the fitted camera. Plus, the device now runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat out-of-the box.
Spec-wise, though, the hardware remains same, just like the original model. The Slate 6 VoiceTab II features a 6-inch 1280 x 720 pixels IPS display. Under the hood, there's a 1.2GHz quad-core Marvell PXA1088 processor, paired with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage and microSD support.
The makers have also added a massive 3000 mAh battery fitted inside. In addition to that, the device also supported by a dual-SIM, besides regular connectivity features, including Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth and GPS, among others.
In the camera department, the tablet is stuffed with an 8-megapixels rear-facing camera, alongside a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter. The previous version featured a 5-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front camera.
HP Slate 6 VoiceTab II - Our take
The original Slate6 was originally pitted against the likes of well known tablets and handsets. But this time around, HP is not in a mood to build hype around the device. It's good to see that HP has finally started taking this segment more seriously. Unfortunately, HP's Slate 6 VoiceTab II is a missed opportunity. Even with an improved version, it is hard to recommend the Slate 6 VoiceTab II to our readers.
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