HP brings Slate6 and Slate7 VoiceTabs to India, Huawei launches 4 smartphones and more

After US, HP launches voice calling-enabled 3G tablets in India

After introducing range of its Slate Android Tablets in US, HP has now introduced it in the Indian Market. As per the announcement, HP will bring in two new tablets, viz. Slate6 VoiceTab and Slate7 VoiceTab in next month.

Both tablets support 3G dual sim, dual standby connectivity with voice calling and are powered by a quad-core processor. While HP Slate6 VoiceTab sports a 6-inch IPS display, HP Slate7 VoiceTab has a slightly bigger 7-inch display.

The tablets feature stereo speakers and HD cameras at the front and rear. Also, they will come with a pixilated, scratch-resistant back cover design.Image: BGR

“How we create, consume and share information is rapidly evolving, driving the demand for new devices and form factors that adapt to the different ways people work and play. HP is innovating for this next generation, addressing the unique needs of customers in India with voice-enabled tablets that deliver performance they can trust, and the entertainment they want”, said Rajiv Srivastava, VP and GM, Printing and Personal Systems, HP India

The company has not yet disclosed the pricing and other details regarding chip vendors or hardware specifications of the products.

Huawei made its biggest push in India, launches four smartphones in range of INR 6499- INR 17, 999

Chinese telecom giant, Huawei has recently introduced four smartphones in India viz. Ascend G700, G610, Y511 and Y320. Wherein G-series phones are phablets, the Y series phones are for those who do not prefer large touchscreens.

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Here is a brief overview of available features:

Initially G700 is priced at Rs 17,999 while the G610 carries price tag of Rs 12,999. The Ascend Y511 and Y320 are priced at Rs 7,499 and Rs 6,499 respectively. They are available through offline as well as popular online retailers.

Apple to revamp its sales in India with relaunch of iPhone 4 at lower prices

Apple will be relaunching its 8GB version of iPhone 4 at an approximate price of INR 15000, through buyback and EMI schemes. Previously, the phone was priced at INR 26, 500. The move came in order to revamp its sales in India which suffered a bit slowdown in past few months as compared to its rival Samsung.

According to CMR data, Apple’s market share in the Indian smartphone market peaked to more than 4% in October-December 2012 and January-March 2013 before reducing to 1.4% in October 2013. Samsung’s share, in contrast, rose to 42% from 33% in the same period.

Apple has  stopped production of iPhone 4 earlier in August-September and will now source unsold inventory of the model from around the globe.

The company might relaunch the product in a week in order to take advantage of the a Republic Day sales bump.

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