HP Slate 6 Voice Tab spotted at the Bluetooth SIG, is it HP’s first Android smartphone?

January 8, 2014
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    HP may have a new Android device in the works, which may be the company’s first smartphone, the Bluetooth SIG suggests.

    Described as a “voice tablet” on the Bluetooth certification site – which could be a tablet-like device with phone (voice) features – the HP Slate 6 Voice Tab Bluetooth SIG application has a November 13 date, although it has been published only yesterday.

    The Slate 6 name seems to indicate the device will have a screen size of 6-inches, considering that the company already sells a variety of Slate 7 tablets that have 7-inch displays like the HP Slate 7 model in the image above, which was unveiled at MWC 2013.

    While HP is yet to confirm the device, and it looks like the company didn’t want to unveil the handset at CES 2014, the HP Slate 6 Voice Tab has also be spotted on benchmarking site GFXBench. According to the available data, the device packs a 1280 x 720 display, a 1GHz quad-core Marvell processor and runs Android 4.2.2.

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    HP’s first Android handsets have been previously rumored to be affordable big-screen handsets targeting entry-level markets. In light of those reports, and considering the specs revealed by GFXBench, the HP Slate 6 Voice Tab seems to qualify as the company’s first Android smartphone, although we’ll wait for the company to properly unveil it before we can draw any conclusions.

    Anyone looking forward to HP handsets powered by Android?

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    Comments

    • Guest123

      If anyone can bring a decent ~6″ handset to the US market with at least HSPA+ and reasonable specs and pricing — something close to Asus’ ZenFone 6 — I’ll be all over it, and I bet others will jump on it as well. Sammy’s Mega is priced too high for what you get.

    • D’Ander McSullivan

      But but… it says… it… it says tab…

    • Deo Reyes

      Probably a main competitor to the ASUS ZenFone 6. But the HP phone/tablet loses a bit on specs, so that would be a +1 to ASUS. Let’s just hope the pricing goes right.

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