HP Slate 6 VoiceTab slated for Malaysian release, redONE first

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HP Slate6 VoiceTab

RedONE Mobile Sdn Bhd (“redONE”), award-winning mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) is all set to promote the newly-launched HP Slate6 VoiceTab phablet in Malaysia. The 6-inch device retails for just RM999, but with a redONe RM58 mobile plan buyers get a total of RM120 rebate over the next 12 months.

HP redONE partnership

Formerly REDTone Mobile Sdn Bhd, redONE aims to strengthen its footing in the telecommunications market, having completed its rebranding exercise. The infant brand grew to 100,000 subscribers in the first 12 months of 2013, and doubled that number in a fraction of the time, in March 2014.

The explosive growth of the startup and its quality of service caught the eye of the industry and it was crowned “MVNO Service Provider of the Year” at the 2014 Frost & Sullivan Malaysia’s Excellence Awards.

HP’s careful re-entry into mobile

The new HP Slate6 VoiceTab, designed in Asia marks HP’s return to the mobile device market, to meet the demands of the new generation of mobile consumers in the Asia Pacific and Japan.

While hardly a flagship based on its specs, the Slate6 is a careful step into very competitive waters, especially in the mid-level phone segment. This was also a key reason why HP chose redONE as its strategic partner and to launch the device redONE-first, reaching a niche market rather than en masse.

The Slate6 is a sleek device weighing just 160g and measuring 8.9mm thin, despite housing a 6-inch HD IPS display.

The Slate6 sports a quad core Marvell PXA1088 1.2Ghz processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB storage, 5MP main camera, 2MP front camera, dual-SIM supporting 3G and runs vanilla Android 4.2.2 out-of-the-box.

For further expansion, the Slate6 supports microSD expansion of up to 32GB. HP has partnered Box to offer owners complimentary additional 25GB of cloud storage.

Full specs at hp.com.my/slate6.

Look out for a full review of the Slate6, as we have a unit currently in hand.

Pricing and availability

The HP Slate6 VoiceTab retails at RM999 and is available sans contract from HP Online Store. www.hpshopping.my.

redONE plans

redONE claims to have the lowest postpaid plan in the industry, starting at just RM8/month. Calls are free to all redONE users.

With the RM58 plan, subscribers get free 200MB data with an option to add data bundles of 100MB (RM5) to up to 3GB+ (RM65).

The RM88 plan gets users 500MB of free data.

One key advantage of redONE is the short contract period of 1 year as compared to the industry.

Grab a HP Slate6 for just RM879 with a redONE RM58 plan. The HP Slate6 is a redONE exclusive for a month.

Full rates and more info at www.redone.com.my

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