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HP Slate 6 Voice Tab listed at the Bluetooth SIG. Is it a new Android phablet?

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HP Slate 6 Voice Tab listed at the Bluetooth SIG. Is it a new Android phablet?
Back in December, we told you that HP was reportedly planning to release two new Android devices: a 6-inch and a 7-inch one. These might be targeted at developing markets (China, India and so on), possibly costing less than $250 each. While HP hasn’t confirmed anything about this yet, we now believe that the 6-inch device could be called HP Slate 6 Voice Tab.

A Bluetooth SIG listing from earlier today informs us that the HP Slate 6 Voice Tab is - unsurprisingly - a “voice tablet.” However, with a display measuring only 6 inches, the device should be considered a phabelt rather than a tablet. That is, of course, if it supports phone capabilities (but the “voice” part in its name suggests it does).

It’s not the first time when the Slate 6 Voice Tab appears on the Web. In November last year, it was spotted at the GFXBench website, where it was (and still is) listed as featuring Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, a 720 x 1280 pixels display, and a quad-core 1GHz Marvell processor.

We don’t know when to expect HP to officially unveil the Slate 6 Voice Tab, but the Bluetooth SIG certification from today might mean that it's going to happen sooner rather than later. Of course, it may as well not happen at all.

The release of new low-cost Android tablets (or phablets) would be in line with HP's latest Android efforts: the company launched its Slate 7 Plus and Slate 7 Extreme in late 2013 for only $149 and $199, respectively.

sources: Bluetooth SIG, GFXBench

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