Hewlett-Packard (HP) will launch two voice calling tablets with Android operating system in India on February 13.
The company has sent invitations to media groups regarding the same as well. Though officially HP has not announced their prices as of now, according to media reports, the tablets are expected to be priced below Rs 20,000. The tablets are part of HP’s VoiceTab series and are named as HP Slate6 VoiceTab and HP Slate7 VoiceTab.
As the name suggests, the HP Slate6 VoiceTab has a 6 inch touchscreen while the HP Slate6 VoiceTab has a 7 inch screen. Also, both the devices come with voice calling feature – they are equipped with a 3G Dual SIM with Dual Standby feature.
Moreover, both the Slate 6 and Slate 7 are to come with quad core processors and Android operating system. The tablets are said to have front-firing stereo speakers, high definition front and rear camera, and pixilated, scratch-resistant back cover.
Not much other these above mentioned features about the devices are known right now. The devices will make their global debut on Thursday this week in New Delhi and soon after that we will come out with our complete report on both the devices so till then stay tuned.
With PC sales slowing down day by day, computer makers have now turned their attention to the smartphone and tablet market. Last year, Lenovo- another PC giant – jumped in the smartphone fray calling it a PC Plus segment. Thus HP’s this smartphone and tablet push is not at all surprising. HP made a big bet on smartphone and tablet space by purchasing Palm (one of the first smartphone makers) in 2010, but soon exited the market after its WebOS based products failed to take off. Even before that HP had a line of smartphone under iPAQ brand name. Now both tablet and smartphone markets in India are quite crowded with MNC as well as Chinese and Indian players. So it would be interesting to see how HP prices these devices and what would be their features.