HP today formally announced the launch of Stream 8 Windows tablet and Slate 6 Voice Tab II phablet with Android operating system in India. The Stream 8, which was available since earlier this week, has been announced for Rs 16,990 while the Voice Tab 2 is priced at Rs 15,990.
HP Stream 8 sports an 8 inch touchscreen with 1280×800 pixels resolution. Being an IPS display it should offer wide viewing angle. The HP Stream 8 is armed with 1.8 GHz Intel Atom quad core processor 1 GB DDR3 RAM and 32 GB in-built storage besides a expandable slot for up to 32 GB micro SD card.
This Windows 8.1 operating system based tablet has a micro SIM slot and offers 3G connectivity and even voice call. Moreover, the Steam 8 has a 5 megapixel rear camera with an LED flash and a 2 megapixel front camera. The 410 grams weighing HP Stream 8 is 8.9 mm thick and has a 4000 mAh Li-Ion battery and offers GPS. It has Bluetooth 4.0 and micro USB 2.0 port. It has a 4000 mAh battery.
The HP Slate 6 Voice Tab II is an Android KitKat based tablet and comes with a 6 inch IPS display with high definition resolution. The phablet has a 1.2 Ghz quad core processor, 1 GB DDR2 RAM, 16 GB internal memory, and a 32 GB micro SD card slot.
The Slate 6 Voice Tab II has two streo speakers and a 2 megapixel camera in the front while an 8 megapixel camera and a flash light is in its rear panel. This 3000 mAh Li-Ion battery fitted phablet has a micro USB 2.0 port with OTG capability. It comes in silver colour and offers WiFi and Bluetooth 3.0
HP currently offers tablets both on Android and Windows platform. The cheapest HP tablet, named as HP 7 Plus, comes with Android 4.2.2. HP 7 Voice Tab (about Rs 9,000), HP 10 (Rs 10,999), HP Slate 7 (about Rs 11,500) are the other Android based tablets from HP that are available in India. HP has two other Windows based tablets apart from the new Stream 8, namely HP Omni 10 (about Rs 26,500) and HP Elite Pad (Rs 48,877).