The word „phablet” is a quite new term to the tech market. Although it implies some kind of phone-tablet hybrid, it actually is used to describe a huge phone just to emphasize its above-average measurements. True phone-tablet hybrids are yet to be made and thanks to HP we can have a taste of what we can expect in the future. The Slate 6 and Slate 7 VoiceTab are what we could actually call a true „phablet”. Both devices are currently destined for Indian market and are scheduled to arrive some time next month. They should be affordable, priced most likely around $200 – $250 before subsidies.
6-inch and 7-inch HP Slate VoiceTab Phablet
With their patterned backs, simple yet elegant design and narrow bezels, the VoiceTabs are pleasant to the eye. As for technical details, they are rather scarce at the moment but HP provided just enough information to give you at least general ideal of what is to come. The main difference between these two devices is screen size and resolution. The Slate 6, as you might have guessed, is a 6-incher that offers 1280 x 720 resolution. The larger device has a 7-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. Both screens are made in IPS technology.
Both, the Slate 6 and Slate 7, are powered by quad-core processors of unknown type and make (possibly 1 GHz Marvell), and feature 3G connectivity, dual-SIM support, front-facing stereo speakers, and dual cameras. The Slate 6 sports LED flash, while the Slate 7 appears to be missing this particular feature. The tablet come with voice-calling capabilities which suggest that they can be used as your typical phone, even though, technically speaking they are tablets. Both Slates run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
source: HP Press Release