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Hewlett-Packard has been a successful player in the Personal Computers (PCs) and printing business. On February 13, HP unleashed the Slate 6 VoiceTab for the Indian market. The product, which is priced at Rs. 22,990, comes with a massive 6-inch display, a quad-core processor, 3G SIM support (voice-calling), and dual-SIM connectivity.
We believe that the HP Slate 6 VoiceTab will be positioned as a smartphone, rather than a regular tablet device. The Android-powered device will be made available starting today, but in the meantime, check out our initial impressions of HP's latest Slate 6 VoiceTab.
HP Slate 6 VoiceTab: Design, Dimensions and Display
On the surface, the HP Slate 6 VoiceTab shares quite a lot similarity with BlackBerry Z10 and HTC One Max. Though, HP tried to fuse its own design elements, in order to differentiate it product from so-called ‘large screen' phablets. The device has rounded corners, which shows off an impression of balanced look. The dual-frontal speakers given on the front side are decent enough to watch a full-length movies on the go.
The phone is completely made of polycarbonate plastic, which is not a bad idea. However, we would've expected something extraordinary, after all its HP's biggest possible product till date.
The biggest possible reason, why anyone would like to buy HP's Slate 6 VoiceTab, is certainly because of a removable back-cover and dual-SIM support. Indian consumers have a soft corner for dual-SIM connectivity. The 3G voice-calling enabled device supports dual-SIM (supports regular SIM plus microSIM). Well, the battle is already won it seems.
HP has done a brilliant job, when it comes to using a 6-inch IPS LCD (1280 X 720) panel, instead of regular 5-inch screen. The display is sharp enough to read texts, though; we were not able to test outdoor screen visibility in direct sunlight.
Despite having a huge display, the phone measures less than 9mm and weighs roughly around 160grams. We even compared the handset with a regular pencil, so as to get a fair idea about its thickness.
HP Slate 6 VoiceTab: Processor, OS and UI
If the Slate 6 VoiceTab come with an engaging design, the same cannot be said about its internal hardware. First the specs: the 6-inch tablet incorporates a 1.2GHz quad-core Maxwell PXA1088 processor, backed by 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory, which can be expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card slot. Additionally, users will also get 25 GB cloud storage free for lifetime from box.com, which is a welcoming move.