Hewlett-Packard (HP) may not have officially announced the rumoured Slate 6 Voice Tab, but a recent leak has once again pointed to its existence.
HP's alleged Slate 6 Voice Tab has been spotted at the Bluetooth certification listing which suggests that it will come with SIM support and would also support voice-calling. Further, the listing shows a 6-inch display in tow, as the name suggests. PhoneArena spotted the listing first and speculates that the PC giant might launch the alleged tablet soon, though does not reveal any specific time frame for the release.
Other rumoured specifications of the alleged Slate 6 Voice Tab include a 1GHz quad-core Marvell PXA 1088 processor with Vivante GC1000 GPU. The alleged phablet from HP is said to sport a HD display with 240ppi pixel density.
An earlier report had revealed that the PC maker had plans to launch two new phablets, smartphone-tablet hybrids in 6-inch and 7-inch screen variants by end of 2013, though the company is yet to launch the alleged devices.
The report further claimed that HP would be targeting emerging markets, including China, India and Philippines with the new yet-to-be-named phablets. Further, the report claimed that the alleged HP phablets with 6-inch and 7-inch display sizes will be priced between $200 and $250 off-contract. As of now, there is no word whether the former top PC maker would be releasing both the rumoured phablets running Android OS or would go with Microsoft's Windows Phone ecosystem.
Prior to this, a report revealed that HP was looking to re-enter the smartphone race and has been working on launching a new device in the category, which would offer a 'differentiated experience' to consumers. It's worth pointing out that HP had bet big on the smartphone ecosystem when it purchased Palm for $1.2 billion in April 2010, but its ensuing webOS-based devices failed to take off.