HP Slate6 VoiceTab and Slate7 VoiceTab announced for India



It looks like HP isn’t interested in using the “phablet” name for their latest devices set for launch in India. They have announced the HP Slate6 VoiceTab and the HP Slate7 VoiceTab, a pair of tablet-esque devices that have the capability to make phone calls.

HP didn’t drop much info on these two over-sized telephones just yet, but we do know that they’ll have quad-core processors. We also know that they’ll be competitively priced for folks not looking to spend a fortune for their next smartphone / tablet / whatever these things want to be.

We see a need in India that we can meet,” Said VP of consumer devices Ron Coughlin. “Consumers are looking for a way to consolidate devices. We think there’s an opportunity to enter a growing market where there’s an unmet need.”


The 6-inch device is said to come in at around $250, while the 7-incher will be $200. It’s odd that the bigger device will be cheaper, but we certainly aren’t complaining. We’ll be looking for more details from HP, but in the meantime let us know if you’d get down with these devices by dropping a comment down below.


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  1. This is interesting… I WANT

  2. Giant bezel + logo that’s not a button = dumb

    1. I agree. At 6 inches, you’re in tablet domain. I’m sorry, but you are.

  3. So are these tablets? Or phones? I can’t tell from the choice of words used. It sounds like you’re calling them phablets.

    Especially the 7 inch one. I mean you practically have to have nothing but screen if you want that to be considered a phone. LoL!!

    EDIT: Also, are those speaker grills on the top and bottom?

  4. I like the look of them, should have gotten rid of the giant bottom bezel though. The only reason I can think of the 7 inch being cheaper is an incentive to buy it, some people may think that it’s too big but if it’s $50 cheaper why not get it?

  5. Thats a GREAT looking device! For that price I would definitely consider one. I need to know more about it to make that decision. But this appears to be a great partner for my Nexus 7.

    Plus, for those who will cry bezel-this, bezel-that:

    1. Unless you’re a giant, holding and using a tablet in one hand and using the other to navigate is STILL difficult. The bezel helps you hold the device without accidental screen presses. And dont make little-hands comments. Im 6’2 and a typically sized American. But yes, you can make fat jokes!

    2. The overall appearance of this tablet is a nice mash-up of a few devices we see on the market now. I welcome the bigger bezel for the 7″. But please move the volume rocker. Most portrait orientation tablets for watching movies, etc is turning it to the left. So the volume rocker is always covered. I actually cant think of a single tablet smart-cover than orients the other direction.

  6. thats actually nice looking i like tthe back…but that bottom bezel i hate the look of chins i wish that would go out the window of device design…sometimes though it needs to be done to fit everthing in there but i never see why it cant be more semetrical with the screen

  7. I guess they needed smaller components for the smaller one to squeeze everything in, thus more expensive? Just guessing here.

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