Having dominated the PC market for a decade, Hewlett Packard (HP), has been making a shift towards producing new age tablet devices. So far it hasn't been easy for the company to attract consumers to buy HP-branded VoiceTab Slates, especially in India.
The company earlier this year introduced the Slate 6 VoiceTab and Slate 7 VoiceTab, though both the tablets met with harsh criticism from the mainstream media. However, unfazed by negative feedback, HP is all set to launch the second generation Slate 7 VoiceTab, Notebook Italia reported on Friday.
According to the Italian site, HP reportedly demoed its Slate 7 VoiceTab Ultra with FHD display at an event held in Mumbai, India. Called as HP Slate 7 VoiceTab Ultra, the new 7-inch tablet has a modest 1920 x 1200 resolution display.
The new table is powered by a quad-core 1.6GHz processor (unnamed), which is slightly power powerful than the previous 1.2GHz quad-core ducked slate. The tablet is coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board storage, which can be further expanded via a microSD card slot.
In the imaging department, the Slate 7 VoiceTab Ultra comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera, alongside a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter. Unfortunately, the tablet still features dated Android 4.2 Jelly Bean mobile OS.
As of now, there's no word when HP will launch the Slate 7 VoiceTab Ultra in India. The HP Slate 7 VoiceTab Ultra could be one of the pivotal tablets to get launched in the country. The new slate will go up against devices including the Asus Nexus 7 (2013) and the Apple iPad Mini Retina. Currently, the original Slate 7 VoiceTab is retailing for Rs. 13,624 through a popular e-retailer, thus one should expect the new model to arrive in India under Rs. 19,000. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!