The HP Slate6 VoiceTab and HP Slate7 VoiceTab look like Android tablets, but function like Android phones. As expected, they’re launching first in India, where you can now pick up the 6 inch model for 22,990 rupees, or about $368.

HP’s 7 inch model should be available soon.

HP VoiceTab

HP has been absent from the smartphone space since it pulled the plug on its webOS products a few years ago. But phones and tablet sales are growing at a time when the traditional PC market is stagnant. So it makes sense for HP to give things another go.

By focusing on the emerging Indian market, HP is targeting growing demand for affordable mobile devices without competing with dominant players like Samsung and Apple in a market that’s already saturated.

As for why HP’s first two Android phones feature enormous displays… I have no idea.

Here’s a run-down of the specs:

HP Slate6 VoiceTab

  • 1.2 GHz Marvell PXA1088 quad-core CPU
  • 6 inch, 1280 x 720 pixel IPS display
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB storage
  • microSD card slot
  • Dual SIM
  • WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, 3G, GPRS/EDGE connectivity
  • 5MP rear and 2MP front camera
  • Stereo front-facing speakers
  • 3000mAh battery

HP Slate7 VoiceTab

  • 1.2 GHz Marvell PXA1088 quad-core CPU
  • 7 inch, 1280 x 800  pixel IPS display
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB storage
  • microSD card slot
  • Dual SIM
  • WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, 3G, GPRS/EDGE connectivity
  • 5MP rear and 2MP front camera
  • Stereo front-facing speakers
  • 4100mAh battery

Both devices will come with 25GB of cloud storage and a few HP apps including a file manager, HP e-Print, and HP Connected Music and Photo apps.

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3 replies on “HP’s VoiceTab smartphone/tablets launch in India”

  1. I’m about to travel to India and would love to pick one up…if it had a 1080p screen.

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