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HP goes big(ger) with HP Slate 7 VoiceTab (photos)

Hewlett-Packard adds an extra inch to its HP Slate 7 VoiceTab phablet.

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The HP Slate 7 VoiceTab, making its debut this week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, is a full-featured smartphone in the phablet/small tablet size range.
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HP's Slate 7 VoiceTab is powered by a 1.2GHz Quad Core processor with 1GB RAM running Android 4.2.2.
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The Slate 7 VoiceTab sports a 5-megapixel rear camera...
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... as well as a front-facing HD camera for high-quality selfies.
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The Slate 7 Voice Tab comes in silver, with optional accessories in Snow White, Neon Purple, Marine Blue, Neon Pink and Grass Green.
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The Slate 7 goes for a 1,280x800 resolution on an IPS screen and that IPS technology makes the screens really pop
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Along with front-firing speakers these screens look great in the flesh and give impressive multimedia performance.
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The Slate 7 VoiceTab includes the HP DataPass service (where available), which gives users 250MB per month of free 3G data service for two years as a backup when Wi-Fi or other services aren't easily available.
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The HP Slate 7 VoiceTab will be available at retail in select EMEA countries for 229 euros ($315) in May, as well as the HP Store in France, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, and the UK.
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